Campbell Biology (11th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-13409-341-0
ISBN 13: 978-0-13409-341-3

Chapter 34 - Test Your Understanding - Level 2 - Application/Analysis - Page 754: 7


Consider snakes, part of the vertebrates and, within that group, of the tetrapods. Even though they are part of the tetrapod clade, they have lost the four legs which help define that group. As another example, there are the caecilians, tetrapod amphibians which have also lost their legs during evolution.

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