The Rise of Vertebrates
Lecture no. 6 from the course: Major Transitions in Evolution
Taught by Professor Anthony Martin and 1 others | 28 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course
Delve into a long-running paleontological mystery: conodonts survive only as tooth-like fossils, but paleontologists now know these were parts of eel-like creatures with primitive backbones. Such early vertebrates later diversified into fish, amphibians, reptiles, and mammals.