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A basal ichthyosauriform with a short snout from the Lower Triassic of China
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A basal ichthyosauriform from the upper Lower Triassic of China is described, whose primitive skeleton indicates possible amphibious habits and supports the sister-group relationships between ichysauriforms and Hupehsuchia, the two forming the IchthyOSauromorpha.
Phylogeny of the Ichthyopterygia Incorporating Recent Discoveries from South China
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A comprehensive phylogenetic hypothesis for Ichthyopterygia is presented based on cladistic analysis of 163 characters coded for 59 ingroup and five outgroup taxa and is generally consistent with the stratigraphic occurrences of each taxon especially for the Triassic taxa.
A large aberrant stem ichthyosauriform indicating early rise and demise of ichthyosauromorphs in the wake of the end-Permian extinction
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It now appears that ichthyosauriforms evolved rapidly within the first one million years of their evolution, in the Spathian (Early Triassic), and their true diversity has yet to be fully uncovered.
A New Pachypleurosaur (Reptilia: Sauropterygia) from the Lower Middle Triassic of Southwestern China and the Phylogenetic Relationships of Chinese Pachypleurosaurs
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A new genus and species of Pachypleurosauria, Dianopachysaurus dingi, from a recently discovered Middle Triassic Lagerstätte in the Anisian Guanling Formation of Yunnan Province is described.
Triassic actinopterygian fishes: the recovery after the end-Permian crisis.
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The new assemblages from southern China point to an early broader differentiation among the basal neopterygians rather than in the 'subholosteans', the group that was then dominant in the Western Tethys since the Late Anisian, which stands that during the Norian a new basalNeopterygian radiation gave rise to several new branches that dominated the remaining part of the Mesozoic.
A NEW MIXOSAURID ICHTHYOSAUR FROM THE MIDDLE TRIASSIC OF CHINA
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The holotype of Mixosaurus maotaiensis, which is very fragmentary and has no taxonomic value at the species level, is found to be undiagnostic, and hence the lately introduced, monospecific genus name for this species needs to be abandoned.
A New Pistosauroid (Reptilia, Sauropterygia) from the Late Ladinian Xingyi Marine Reptile Level, Southwestern China
http://zoobank.org/urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:E77AE32E-0E07-4FE1-9ABA-0DFBA1B47672 SUPPLEMENTAL DATA—Supplemental materials are available for this article for free at www.tandfonline.com/UJVP
First Record of Placodontoidea (Reptilia, Sauropterygia, Placodontia) from the Eastern Tethys
DA-YONG JIANG, RYOSUKE MOTANI, WEI-CHENG HAO, OLIVIER RIEPPEL, YUAN-LIN SUN, LARS SCHMITZ, and ZUO-YU SUN Department of Geology and Geological Museum, Peking University, Beijing 100871, P. R. China,
The first specimen of the Middle Triassic Phalarodon atavus (Ichthyosauria: Mixosauridae) from South China, showing postcranial anatomy and peri‐Tethyan distribution
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This is the first specimen of P. atavus from outside the Germanic Basin, and is also the first one preserving the postcranial anatomy of this species, providing the opportunity to evaluate its sustained swimming ability.
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