New fossil tells twisted tale of how flatfishes ended up with two eyes on one side of head

Wednesday, July 9, 2008 - 22:14 in Paleontology & Archaeology

A newly identified fossil and the reinterpretation of previously known fossils, all from Europe and about 50 million years old, fill in a "missing link" in the evolution of flatfishes and explain one of nature's most extraordinary phenomena.

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