The Map of Life documents diverse examples of evolutionary convergence from throughout the living world and the fossil record, based on information from peer-reviewed journals and other scientific literature. In all cases we have attempted to provide information that is as scientifically accurate as possible. However, the Map of Life does not accept responsibility for the validity of the material reported on the website, as new developments arise and corrections are constantly being made in every field of science. In addition, the Map of Life stresses that even in the realm of published data by no means all areas are matters of agreement and that in many cases alternative views will be available.
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