Live birth in the Devonian period

@article{Long2008LiveBI,
  title={Live birth in the Devonian period},
  author={J. Long and Kate Trinajstic and G. C. Young and T. Senden},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2008},
  volume={453},
  pages={650-652}
}
  • J. Long, Kate Trinajstic, +1 author T. Senden
  • Published 2008
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Nature
  • The extinct placoderm fishes were the dominant group of vertebrates throughout the Middle Palaeozoic era, yet controversy about their relationships within the gnathostomes (jawed vertebrates) is partly due to different interpretations of their reproductive biology. Here we document the oldest record of a live-bearing vertebrate in a new ptyctodontid placoderm, Materpiscis attenboroughi gen. et sp. nov., from the Late Devonian Gogo Formation of Australia (approximately 380 million years ago… CONTINUE READING
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