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Old 04-17-03, 10:46 AM   #4 (permalink)
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There is a pretty good book called "Snakes" by Greene that goes into this topic and the overall idea of the evolution of limb loss. Numerous species have tried the particular adaptation of reduced limbs over the eons, and many even currently display it. Some caught on and were successful - snakes in particular, some didn't fare so well. While it probably won't answer your question definitively, I think its worth a read.

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