January 14, 2013

Rewriting Textbook on Ancient Animal Anatomy

Rebecca Morelle, BBC News

AP Photo

Textbooks might have to be re-written when it comes to some of the earliest creatures, a study suggests.

Researchers have found that our understanding of the anatomy of the first four-legged animals is wrong.

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TAGGED: Anatomy, Animals, Spine


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