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Richardson MK Hanken J Gooneratne ML Pieau C Raynaud A Selwood L & Wright GM 1997 There is no highly conserved embryonic stage in the vertebrates: implications for current theories of evolution and development Anat. embryol.
Von Baer's treatise Ueber Ent - wicklungsgeschichte der Thiere (On the Embryology of Animals), which established comparative embryol - ogy as a discipline that was soon to supplant compara - tive anatomy as the most important zoological science, devoted one of its most important sections to a refuta - tion of the law of parallelism.