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A new early Semionotidae (semionotiformes, Actinopterygii) from the Upper Ladinian of Monte San Giorgio area (Southern Switzerland and Northern Italy)
The early history of the Semionotiformes is still scarcely known as, apart from the Permian Acentrophorus , most of the Early and Middle Triassic taxa traditionally ascribed to this order are oftenExpand
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Permian climatic and paleogeographic changes in Northern Gondwana: the Khuff Formation of Interior Oman
Abstract Detailed stratigraphic, paleontologic, and petrographic data from the Middle Permian Khuff Formation exposed in the Haushi–Huqf area of Interior Oman provide new insight into the PermianExpand
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A basal ichthyosauriform with a short snout from the Lower Triassic of China
The incompleteness of the fossil record obscures the origin of many of the more derived clades of vertebrates. One such group is the Ichthyopterygia, a clade of obligatory marine reptiles thatExpand
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Gondwanan deglaciation and opening of Neotethys: the Al Khlata and Saiwan Formations of Interior Oman
Abstract New stratigraphic, petrographic and paleontological data from the Lower Permian of southeastern Arabia help to elucidate the still debated timing of Neotethys rifting and the climaticExpand
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Fish biodiversity in the marine Norian (Late Triassic) of northern Italy: The first Neopterygian radiation
Abstract The Middle‐Late Norian (220–215 Mya) vertebrate fauna from the Zorzino Limestone had numerous neopterygian genera. Though known since the Permian, neopterygians were not particularly diverseExpand
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Triassic actinopterygian fishes: the recovery after the end-Permian crisis.
In the last 15 years, the discovery of several new actinopterygian fish faunas from the Early and Middle Triassic of the Tethys, cast new light on the timing, speed and range of their recovery afterExpand
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Terrestrial Origin of Viviparity in Mesozoic Marine Reptiles Indicated by Early Triassic Embryonic Fossils
Viviparity in Mesozoic marine reptiles has traditionally been considered an aquatic adaptation. We report a new fossil specimen that strongly contradicts this traditional interpretation. The newExpand
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NOTHOSAURID EMBRYOS FROM THE MIDDLE TRIASSIC OF NORTHERN ITALY: AN INSIGHT INTO THE VIVIPARITY OF NOTHOSAURS?
Reproductive strategies of Mesozoic aquatic reptiles are well documented only for the ichthyosaurs, which were undoubtedly viviparous since the Middle Triassic (Deeming et al., 1993; Dal Sasso andExpand
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A NEW, EARLY CROWN-GROUP ASTEROID (ECHINODERMATA) FROM THE NORIAN (TRIASSIC) OF NORTHERN ITALY
Noriaster barberoi gen. et. sp. n. is based on a single specimen from the Calcare di Zorzino (Norian, Triassic) of northern Italy. A member of the surviving Poraniidae (Valvatida; Echinodermata), N.Expand
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