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Dr.GH



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(Permalink) Posted: June 26 2012,11:04   

Quote (afarensis @ June 25 2012,15:53)
Two new gaps created in the fossil record!. It's like one of Zeno's paradoxes, every time we think we have halved the the number of gaps we find they have doubled :angry: From the link:
 
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This study provides the first detailed description of a primitive flatfish, revealing that the migrated eye had not yet crossed to the opposite side of the skull in early members of this group. Heteronectes, with its flattened form, shows the perfect intermediate stage between most fish with eyes on each side of the head and specialized flatfishes where both eyes are on the same side.

I recall an earlier paper. Very similar narrative; grad student finds transitional flat fish in museum drawer, publications ensue...

I think it was this one;

"The evolutionary origin of flatfish asymmetry"
Matt Friedman
Nature 454, 209-212(10 July 2008)
doi:10.1038/nature07108

Edited by Dr.GH on June 26 2012,13:43

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