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The Egg Came First—Early Reptile Evolution

Lecture no. 11 from the course: Major Transitions in Evolution

The Egg Came First—Early Reptile Evolution

Taught by Professor Anthony Martin and 1 others | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course

The chicken versus egg question has a thought-provoking answer from evolution. Explore the factors that led to the enclosed, amniotic egg, an adaptation that allowed primitive reptiles to spread into new environments on land, some 150 million years before reptiles branched into birds—and only much later into chickens.


August 14, 2016