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  • noun Plural form of labyrinthodont.


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  • In addition to the instances brought forward in the second chapter against the minute action of Natural Selection, may be mentioned such {105} structures as the wonderfully folded teeth of the labyrinthodonts.

    On the Genesis of Species

  • Even the horse, the animal whose pedigree has been probably best preserved, affords no conclusive evidence of specific origin by infinitesimal, fortuitous variations; while some forms, as the labyrinthodonts and trilobites, which seemed to exhibit gradual change, are shown by further investigation to do nothing of the sort.

    On the Genesis of Species

  • The Japanese salamander, by far the biggest among our existing newts, never exceeds a yard in length from snout to tail; whereas some of the labyrinthodonts (forgive me once more) of the Carboniferous Epoch must have reached at least seven or eight feet from stem to stern.

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