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Best Practices for Justifying Fossil Calibrations
Our ability to correlate biological evolution with climate change, geological evolution, and other historical patterns is essential to understanding the processes that shape biodiversity. CombiningExpand
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The ossified braincase and cephalic osteoderms of Shinisaurus crocodilurus (Squamata, Shinisauridae)
We review the literature and provide a detailed description of the braincase, cephalic osteoderms, and the inner ear cavity of the rare Southeast Asian lizard Shinisaurus crocodilurus. In addition toExpand
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MAMMALIAN RESPONSE TO GLOBAL WARMING ON VARIED TEMPORAL SCALES
Abstract Paleontological information was used to evaluate and compare how Rocky Mountain mammalian communities changed during past global warming events characterized by different durations (350,Expand
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The skull of the gymnophthalmid lizard Neusticurus ecpleopus (Reptilia: Squamata)
We provide a detailed description of the hyoid apparatus and cranial osteology of the gymnophthalmid lizard Neusticurus ecpleopus, based on a series of 11 dry skeletal preparations and 22 cleared andExpand
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Covert biases, circularity, and apomorphies: A critical look at the North American Quaternary Herpetofaunal Stability Hypothesis
The North American Pleistocene Herpetofaunal Stability Hypothesis was established in the 1980s based on summary reviews of primary descriptive paleoherpetological literature. The hypothesis positsExpand
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Exceptional record of mid-Pleistocene vertebrates helps differentiate climatic from anthropogenic ecosystem perturbations.
Mid-Pleistocene vertebrates in North America are scarce but important for recognizing the ecological effects of climatic change in the absence of humans. We report on a uniquely rich mid-PleistoceneExpand
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New Extinct Mekosuchine Crocodile from Vanuatu, South Pacific
Abstract We describe a new species of crocodile (Reptilia: Crocodyloidea: Mekosuchinae) from a maxilla recovered at the Arapus archaeological site, on the island of Efate, Vanuatu, South Pacific. AsExpand
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Establishment and yield of wheat (Triticum turgidum L.) after early sowing at various depths in a semi-arid Mediterranean environment
Abstract Shallow sowing and in ridges are common practices in the west-Asia north-Africa (WANA) region in rain-fed cereal farming. Soil water is often limited in the top soil layer at the optimumExpand
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Observations on dental variation in Microtus from the Cudahy Ash Pit Fauna, Meade County, Kansas and implications for Irvingtonian microtine rodent biochronology
ABSTRACT A thorough re-examination of the Microtus remains from the Cudahy Ash Pit fauna in Meade County, Kansas revealed a greater degree of morphological variation than previously reported for thisExpand
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