The nearshore cradle of early vertebrate diversification

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The nearshore cradle of early vertebrate diversification. / Sallan, Lauren; Friedman, Matt; Sansom, Robert; Bird, Charlotte; Sansom, Ivan.

In: Science, Vol. 362, No. 6413, 26.10.2018, p. 460-464.

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Sallan, L, Friedman, M, Sansom, R, Bird, C & Sansom, I 2018, 'The nearshore cradle of early vertebrate diversification', Science, vol. 362, no. 6413, pp. 460-464. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aar3689

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Sallan, L., Friedman, M., Sansom, R., Bird, C., & Sansom, I. (2018). The nearshore cradle of early vertebrate diversification. Science, 362(6413), 460-464. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aar3689

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Sallan L, Friedman M, Sansom R, Bird C, Sansom I. The nearshore cradle of early vertebrate diversification. Science. 2018 Oct 26;362(6413):460-464. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aar3689

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Sallan, Lauren ; Friedman, Matt ; Sansom, Robert ; Bird, Charlotte ; Sansom, Ivan. / The nearshore cradle of early vertebrate diversification. In: Science. 2018 ; Vol. 362, No. 6413. pp. 460-464.

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