The early history of the metazoa—a paleontologist’s viewpoint

  title={The early history of the metazoa—a paleontologist’s viewpoint},
  author={Andrey Yu. Zhuravlev},
  journal={Biology Bulletin Reviews},
Successful molecular biology, which led to the revision of fundamental views on the relationships and evolutionary pathways of major groups (“phyla”) of multicellular animals, has been much more appreciated by paleontologists than by zoologists. This is not surprising, because it is the fossil record that provides evidence for the hypotheses of molecular biology. The fossil record suggests that the different “phyla” now united in the Ecdysozoa, which comprises arthropods, onychophorans… Expand

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