of the Swamps
How early vertebrates established a footholdwith all 10
Paleontologists have found the
earliest known vertebrate adapted to life on land.
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Robert L. Carroll
859 Sherbrooke Street
West Montreal, PQ H3A 2K6
University of Cambridge
University Museum of Zoology
Cambridge CB2 3EJ
Michael I. Coates
University College London
Department of Biological Sciences
London WC1E 6BT
Edward B. Daeschler
Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103
University of Pennsylvania
Department of Biology
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Tim R. Smithson
Cambridge Regional College
Kings Hedges Road
Cambridge CB4 2QT
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