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REDESCRIPTION OF PLATYCRANIELLUS ELEGANS (THERAPSIDA, CYNODONTIA) FROM THE LOWER TRIASSIC OF SOUTH AFRICA, AND THE CLADISTIC RELATIONSHIPS OF EUTHERIODONTS
Abstract: Platycraniellus elegans is an enigmatic Triassic cynodont from South Africa that has only been briefly described previously. New preparation of the holotype and additional unpublishedExpand
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The complete anatomy and phylogenetic relationships of Antetonitrus ingenipes (Sauropodiformes, Dinosauria): implications for the origins of Sauropoda
A dissertation submitted to the Faculty of Science, University of the Witwatersrand, in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science. Johannesburg, 2013
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The oldest cynodont: new clues on the origin and early diversification of the Cynodontia
Early mammaliaforms and their extinct relatives, nonmammaliaform cynodonts, have long been the focus of intense research in attempting to unravel how and when major changes toward mammalnessExpand
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A new traversodontid cynodont from the Santa Maria Formation (Ladinian-Carnian) of southern Brazil, with a phylogenetic analysis of Gondwanan traversodontids
The Traversodontidae is a Triassic family of nonmammalian cynodonts, recorded worldwide, characterized by its bucco-lingually expanded postcanines. A recently discovered fauna in the locality ofExpand
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When and how did the terrestrial mid-Permian mass extinction occur? Evidence from the tetrapod record of the Karoo Basin, South Africa
A mid-Permian (Guadalupian epoch) extinction event at approximately 260 Ma has been mooted for two decades. This is based primarily on invertebrate biostratigraphy of Guadalupian–Lopingian marineExpand
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Phylogeny and Taxonomy of the Traversodontidae
We review the taxonomic history of traversodontid cynodont genera and species and the previous classifications and phylogenetic analyses of the group. 17 genera and 22 species are accepted as validExpand
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Synchrotron Reveals Early Triassic Odd Couple: Injured Amphibian and Aestivating Therapsid Share Burrow
Fossorialism is a beneficial adaptation for brooding, predator avoidance and protection from extreme climate. The abundance of fossilised burrow casts from the Early Triassic of southern Africa isExpand
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The Sixth Sense in Mammalian Forerunners: Variability of the Parietal Foramen and the Evolution of the Pineal Eye in South African Permo-Triassic Eutheriodont Therapsids
In some extant ectotherms, the third eye (or pineal eye) is a photosensitive organ located in the parietal foramen on the midline of the skull roof. The pineal eye sends information regardingExpand
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Post-weaning cranial ontogeny in two bandicoots (Mammalia, Peramelomorphia, Peramelidae) and comparison with carnivorous marsupials.
The ontogeny of the skull has been studied in several marsupial groups such as didelphids, microbiotheriids, and dasyurids. Here, we describe and compare the post-weaning ontogeny of the skull in twoExpand
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South American Middle Triassic continental faunas with amniotes : biostratigraphy and correlation
F. Abdala, A.G. Martinelli, M. Bento Soares, M. de la Fuente & A.M. Ribeiro Bernard Price Institute for Palaeontological Research,, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, Private Bag 3, WITS,Expand
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