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Sizing Up Dung Beetle Evolution

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Science  11 Jul 1997:
Vol. 277, Issue 5323, pp. 184
DOI: 10.1126/science.277.5323.184

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BOULDER, COLORADO— Why do dung beetles with big horns have little eyes and vice versa? New experiments show that this may be a rare concrete example of a trade-off between body parts during development.