Introduction to the Special Collection: Revisiting the Vertebrate Invasion of the Land*

  title={Introduction to the Special Collection: Revisiting the Vertebrate Invasion of the Land*},
  author={M. Gordon and J. Graham and T. Wang},
  journal={Physiological and Biochemical Zoology},
  pages={697 - 699}
  • M. Gordon, J. Graham, T. Wang
  • Published 2004
  • Biology
  • Physiological and Biochemical Zoology
  • The origin of tetrapods and their invasion of the land during the Devonian period was one of the most significant events in vertebrate evolutionary history. Understanding the environmental circumstances and the morphological and functional changes underlying the fish‐tetrapod transition have been goals of comparative biologists for many decades. Although the fossil record of this transition remains far from complete, new discoveries in the past two decades have increased the resolution of the… CONTINUE READING
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