Dunkleosteus showed the first signs of change: jaws made of small, sharp, toothlike bony plates. Evolving jaws was their free pass and nothing could stop them anymore: placoderms such as Dunkleosteus started the vertebrates’ great diversification. Those undisputed aquatic predators were about to begin the conquest of all environments and would soon reach dry land.


  • Title: The great change
  • Date Created: 2013
  • Location: Muse, Trento, Italy
  • Photographer: Matteo De Stefano
  • Object Name: Dunkleosteus terrelli

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