The Evolution of Jaws
Lecture no. 20 from the course: A New History of Life
Taught by Professor Stuart Sutherland | 28 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course
The first vertebrates were easy targets for killer arthropods and other marine predators. What eventually gave them the upper hand? Trace the circuitous evolution of jaws and the rapid development of fish that followed. Also crucial was the internal skeleton, which has some surprising advantages.