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How and when spines changed in mammalian evolution

February 3, 2020 - General

A new study from Harvard University and the Field Museum of Natural History sheds light on how and when changes in the spine happened in mammal evolution. The research reveals how a combination of developmental changes and adaptive pressures in the spines of synapsids, the extinct forerunners of mammals, laid the groundwork for the diversity of backbones seen in mammals today.

Illustration of Dimetrodon, pelycosaur synapsid, showing…

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