Time octopus and vertebrate eye arose

Range octopus eye arose ∼480: vertebrate eye arose 640 to 490 million years ago
Organism Metazoa animals
Reference Fernald RD. Casting a genetic light on the evolution of eyes. Science. 2006 Sep 29 313(5795):1914-8 DOI: 10.1126/science.1127889 p.1914 right column 3rd paragraphPubMed ID17008522
Comments P.1914 right column 3rd paragraph: "Shared genes may suggest homologous evolutionary paths but may also underlie convergent evolutionary outcomes. For example, the octopus eye arose ∼480 million years ago (Mya) and the vertebrate eye 640 to 490 Mya, long after their common ancestor (∼750 Mya)."
Entered by Uri M
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