Definition of pedomorphosis in English:
- Facultative paedomorphosis occurs in most species, though individuals in these species usually metamorphose fully into terrestrial adults with robust bodies and limbs, broad heads, and laterally-flattened tails.
- Germ layers, homology, larval evolution, larval origins of the vertebrates, paedomorphosis and heterochrony underpinned the origins of evolutionary embryology, and so I discuss each of these topics.
- By comparison to other squamates, this morphology indicates skeletal paedomorphosis that is common in secondarily marine reptiles.
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