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Snake phylogeny based on osteology, soft anatomy and ecology
  • M. Lee, J. D. Scanlon
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Biological reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical…
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Relationships between the major lineages of snakes are assessed based on a phylogenetic analysis of the most extensive phenotypic data set to date (212 osteological, 48 soft anatomical, and threeExpand
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Skull of the large non-macrostomatan snake Yurlunggur from the Australian Oligo-Miocene
Understanding the origin and early evolution of snakes from lizards depends on accurate morphological knowledge of the skull in basal lineages, but fossil specimens of archaic snakes have been rare,Expand
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A Late Cretaceous (Maastrichtian) Snake Assemblage from the Maevarano Formation, Mahajanga Basin, Madagascar
ABSTRACT A Late Cretaceous (Maastrichtian) assemblage of snakes from the Maevarano Formation of the Mahajanga Basin, northwestern Madagascar, constitutes the only fossil record of snakes from theExpand
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The Pleistocene serpent Wonambi and the early evolution of snakes
The Madtsoiidae were medium sized to gigantic snakes with a fossil record extending from the mid-Cretaceous to the Pleistocene, and spanning Europe, Africa, Madagascar, South America and Australia.Expand
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Phylogeny of snakes (Serpentes): Combining morphological and molecular data in likelihood, Bayesian and parsimony analyses
Abstract The phylogeny of living and fossil snakes is assessed using likelihood and parsimony approaches and a dataset combining 263 morphological characters with mitochondrial (2693 bp) and nuclearExpand
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Mid-Tertiary elapid snakes (Squamata, Colubroidea) from Riversleigh, northern Australia: early steps in a continent-wide adaptive radiation
Abstract Vertebral and cranial remains of elapid snakes have been collected from fossil assemblages at Riversleigh, north-west Queensland, Australia; most are Miocene but one may be late OligoceneExpand
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Cranial morphology of the Plio-Pleistocene giant madtsoiid snake Wonambi naracoortensis
New material and additional morphological details of a rare and phylogenetically significant large fossil snake, Wonambi naracoortensis Smith, 1976, are described from Pleistocene and Pliocene caveExpand
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Current status of species-level representation in faunas from selected fossil localities in the Riversleigh World Heritage Area, northwestern Queensland
Current lists of species-level representation in faunas from 80 Cenozoic fossil localities at the Riversleigh World Heritage Area have been compiled by review of recorded occurrences of taxa obtainedExpand
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NOTE Papers published in this volume and in all previous volumes of the Memoirs of the Queensland Museum may be reproduced for scientific research, individual study or other educational purposes.Expand
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Phylogeny of Australasian venomous snakes (Colubroidea, Elapidae, Hydrophiinae) based on phenotypic and molecular evidence
Scanlon, John D. & Lee, Michael S. Y. (2004). Phylogeny of Australasian venomous snakes (Colubroidea, Elapidae, Hydrophiinae) based on phenotypic and molecular evidence. — Zoologica Scripta, 33,Expand
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