The Egg Came First—Early Reptile Evolution
Lecture no. 11 from the course: Major Transitions in 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.