Since the manuscript for this book was submitted for publication, a number of important articles have appeared that supplement the first eight chapters of the book. Therefore, we add this chapter (during editing) in order to bring this new material to light. However, rather than being simply “tacked on,” this new material is discussed in the context of earlier chapters, on a chapter-by-chapter basis.
KeywordsEarly Maturation Ontogenetic Evolution Paleontological Evidence Biochemical Mediator Metamorphic Competence
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