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13-million-year-old ‘storyteller’ crocodylian fossils show evidence for parallel evolution

The 13-million-year-old fossils of an extinct crocodylian, named ‘the storyteller,’ suggest that South American and Indian species evolved separately to acquire protruding, ‘telescoped’ eyes for river-dwelling. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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Discovery of 13-million-year-old croc suggests parallel evolution of ‘telescoping’ eyes

Fossils of a 13-million-year-old extinct crocodilian from the Peruvian Amazon suggest that South American and Indian species evolved separately to acquire protruding, “telescoped” eyes that helped the animals conceal their bodies underwater while scanning the river’s edge. The new study, … Continue reading

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