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The Development of Skeletons

Lecture no. 5 from the course: Major Transitions in Evolution

The Development of Skeletons

Taught by Professor Anthony Martin and 1 others | 28 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course

Fossil beds such as the famous Burgess Shale in Canada show that life diversified quickly in the Cambrian period, about 500 million years ago. Discover that the reason relates to an “arms race” between predator and prey, which saw the development of skeletons and other mineralized parts.

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