How Evolution Modified the Reptiles' Snouts

February 20, 2019
Alligator by Kimon Berlin_flickr

A new study led by PhD Student, Zachary Morris (S.Pierce Lab) and Stephanie Pierce examines how evolution modified the long-surviving reptiles' snouts.  The study published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, shows the evolutionary history of crocodiles, alligators, and their kin, once thought to be unchanged for millions of years, has actually altered developmental patterns during evolution leading to the diversity of skull shapes found today. The Harvard Gazette.


Image: Alligator by Kimon Berlin on Flickr