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Early land tetrapods used dermal bone to counter CO2 in blood



From: Ben Creisler
bcreisler@gmail.com


The paper is not posted yet on the Proceedings of the Royal Society B
website. Here are links to the press release and news stories about
the theory that bone helped neutralize acidity from CO2 in the blood
of early land-venturing tetrapods that had fixed ribs.


PRESS RELEASE

http://news.brown.edu/pressreleases/2012/04/tetrapods


http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2012/04/body-armor-for-breathing.html

http://news.discovery.com/animals/tetrapods-body-armor-120424.html