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Postcranial Anatomy of Platypterygius americanus (Reptilia: Ichthyosauria) from the Cretaceous of Wyoming
TLDR
Comparative assessment suggests that Platypterygius americanus is a valid taxon, and that it is possible to differentiate the various Platyperygius spp.
Cranial morphology of Platypterygius longmani Wade, 1990 (Reptilia : Ichthyosauria) from the Lower Cretaceous of Australia.
  • B. Kear
  • Environmental Science
  • 1 December 2005
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Preparation of specimens using acetic acid and application of high-resolution X-ray computed tomographic analyses has revealed many previously unrecorded anatomical details, including the absence of a coronoid and squamosal, and the presence of well-developed epipterygoids facets on the pterygoid and parietal.
The Australian Cretaceous Ichthyosaur Platypterygius australis: A Description and Review of Postcranial Remains
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Postcranial remains referred to the upper Albian species Platypterygius australis are described, including the first record of pelvic and hind limb elements for this taxon, among the most complete in the world.
The Evolutionary History and Diversity of Australian Mammals
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The late Oligocene to middle Miocene record documents the highest levels of biodiversity known for the continent, comparabie to that which characterises the lowland rainforests of Borneo and Brazil, as well as dominated by bats and rhinolophoids.
Phylogenetic relationships of dasyuromorphian marsupials revisited
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The phylogenetic relationships of dasyuromorphians are reassessed using a large molecular database comprising previously published and new sequences for both nuclear (nDNA) and mitochondrial (mtDNA) genes from the numbat, most living species of Dasyuridae, and the recently extinct marsupial wolf, to suggest that Thylacinidae is sister to Myrmecobiidae + Dasyurids.
New Australian sauropods shed light on Cretaceous dinosaur palaeobiogeography
TLDR
The results of a new phylogenetic analysis, in which both Savannasaurus and Diamantinasaurus are recovered within Titanosauria, were used as the basis for a quantitative palaeobiogeographical analysis of macronarian sauropods.
A NEW ELASMOSAURID PLESIOSAUR FROM THE LOWER CRETACEOUS OF QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA
  • B. Kear
  • Environmental Science
  • 30 December 2005
TLDR
Cladistic analysis using 43 discrete cranio-dental and vertebral characters coded for 16 ingroup and one outgroup taxon supports this conclusion, indicating that E. carinognathus is a crown-group elasmosaurid of more derived grade than Occitanosaurus (Lower Jurassic, Toarcian, France).
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