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Prof. Huxley's Lectures on the Evidence as to the Origin of Existing Vertebrate Animals1

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IT was seen in the last lecture that no ultimate answer A was obtainable as to the origin of the examples selected from the fish class, any more than is afforded as to the origin of the Anglo-Saxons by showing that they came from Friesland in the sixth or seventh century. The same remark applies to the origin of nearly all fishes, in fact, only one clear case of progressive modification is known in the whole class; this is afforded by the group of the Pycnodonta.

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