Contact: Robin Ann Smith
National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent)
Caption: This is an artist's depiction of the tree-of-life for early tetrapods, showing 100 million years of palate evolution and diversification. The outer edges of the diagram represent the diversity of palate size and shape.
Credit: Artwork by Brian Sidlauskas
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