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EVOLUTION OF THE SIDE-NECKED TURTLES: THE FAMILIES BOTHREMYDIDAE, EURAXEMYDIDAE, AND ARARIPEMYDIDAE
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Current discoveries show that pleurodires had a more complex and extensive evolutionary history than had been realized, and previously unknown radiations, particularly in the near-shore marine realm, are revealed by taxa with diverse cranial morphology.
A new Thai Mesozoic lungfish (Sarcopterygii, Dipnoi) with an insight into post‐Palaeozoic dipnoan evolution
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A new species of lungfish is described, Ferganoceratodus martini sp.
A geometric morphometric assessment of the effects of environment and cladogenesis on the evolution of the turtle shell
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The assessment of the homoplasy due to environment and of the pattern of morphological variability suggests that the carapace has undergone similar morphological changes between aquatic and terrestrial environments within the two clades of the Testudinoidea.
The fossil vertebrates from Lano (Basque Country, Spain); new evidence on the composition and affinities of the Late Cretaceous continental faunas of Europe
A newly discovered fossil locality at Lano (Basque Country) has yielded a vertebrate assemblage of probably Maastrichtian age comprising fishes, amphibians, reptiles and mammals. It considerably
EARLY EOCENE TESTUDINOID TURTLES FROM SAINT-PAPOUL, FRANCE, WITH COMMENTS ON THE EARLY EVOLUTION OF MODERN TESTUDINOIDEA
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The description of three Early Eocene fossil turtle species from southern France illustrates the early Eocene radiation of the Testudinoidea, the largest group of living turtles, and a new species belonging to the family Testudinidae, Achilemys cassouleti, is interpreted as the most primitive taxon of this family.
Ecological correlates and evolutionary divergence in the skull of turtles: a geometric morphometric assessment.
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The adaptive radiation of the Testudinoidea is revealed to demonstrate a clear relationship between the skull shape and life style, and it is revealed that morphological specialization was related to both diet and habitat.
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