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How did the velvet worm cross the world? The answer lies in amber | Susannah Lydon

The mysterious distribution of velvet worm species today is solved by 100m-year-old fossils locked in amber Why are living things distributed the way they are across our planet? This is the question that the field of biogeography aims to address. Biogeography is “big picture” stuff: journeys through deep time, on continental scales. It brings together stories of evolutionary radiations, dispersals and extinctions with their environmental drivers.
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