News Focus7TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON VERTEBRATE MORPHOLOGY MEETING

Tiny Salamanders Show Their Teeth

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Science  03 Sep 2004:
Vol. 305, Issue 5689, pp. 1396-1397
DOI: 10.1126/science.305.5689.1396b

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BOCA RATON, FLORIDA-- From 27 July to 1 August, animals with a backbone drew the attention of morphologists, evolutionary biologists, and other researchers. A new analysis of the family tree of the Thorius genus of salamanders reported at the meeting suggests that a few species have reacquired traits that their earliest ancestors had lost.