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Embryos in Deep Time: The Rock Record of Biological Development

Marcelo Sánchez


How can we bring together the study of genes, embryos, and fossils? This is a critical synthesis of the study of individual development in fossils. It brings together an up-to-date review of concepts from comparative anatomy, ecology, and developmental genetics, and examples of different kinds of animals from diverse geological epochs and geographic areas. Can fossil embryos demonstrate evolutionary changes in reproductive modes? How have changes in ocean chemistry in the past affected the development of marine organisms? What can the microstructure of fossil bone and teeth reveal about matura ... More

Keywords: ontogeny, palaeontology, evo-devo, evolution, development, growth, fossils, mammal, human, geology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780520271937
Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520271937.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Marcelo Sánchez, author