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Integrating palaeontological and neontological perspectives to unravel the secrets of a third of vertebrate diversity

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There are over 18,500 living species of acanthomorph (spiny-rayed fishes), and they represent half of all living fish species and a third of extant vertebrates. They inhabit countless ecological niches, they are incredibly diverse, and they have developed a number of specialised morphological innovations. The earliest acanthomorphs are known from the Cenomanian, but they were neither diverse not abundant during the Cretaceous period. Following the end-Cretaceous extinction event, the acant...

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University of Michigan
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University of Oxford
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Daniel J. Delbarre
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DPhil
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Doctoral
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University of Oxford

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