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Assembling the Squamate Tree of Life: Perspectives from the Phenotype and the Fossil Record
Abstract We assembled a dataset of 192 carefully selected species—51 extinct and 141 extant—and 976 apomorphies distributed among 610 phenotypic characters to investigate the phylogeny of SquamataExpand
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Abstract Amphisbaenians are a poorly known group of squamate reptiles with over 150 extant species in 23 genera. They live almost exclusively under loose or sandy soil in tropical to temperate areasExpand
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Repeated evolution of limblessness and digging heads in worm lizards revealed by DNA from old bones
The evolutionary relationships of the burrowing amphisbaenians (‘worm lizards’) have long been controversial for several reasons: the rarity of museum specimens available for study, highly derivedExpand
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Fragmentary taxa, missing data, and ambiguity: mistaken assumptions and conclusions.
  • M. Kearney
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Systematic biology
  • 1 March 2002
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Appendicular Skeleton in Amphisbaenians (Reptilia: Squamata)
Abstract The appendicular skeletal elements in 32 species from all 23 extant genera of amphisbaenians were surveyed via the preparation and study of radiographs, dry skeletons, andExpand
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Abstract The oxidation of iron and manganese by ozone was studied in the laboratory. Model waters both with and without organic matter were used. Results showed iron to be very rapidly oxidized to anExpand
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Kinetics of Manganese and Iron Oxidation by Potassium Permanganate and Chlorine Dioxide
This article describes research to quantify the kinetics of Mn(II) and Fe(II) oxidation by potassium permanganate and chlorine dioxide; illustrates the effects of reduced metal ion concentration, pH,Expand
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The Palatal Dentition in Squamate Reptiles: Morphology, Development, Attachment, and Replacement
Abstract The palatal dentition in squamate reptiles is poorly known compared to the marginal dentition. We surveyed species representing all squamate families for the occurrence of palatal teeth. ForExpand
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Cranial anatomy of the extinct amphisbaenian Rhineura hatcherii (Squamata, Amphisbaenia) based on high‐resolution X‐ray computed tomography
The fossilized skull of a small extinct amphisbaenian referable to Rhineura hatcherii Baur is described from high‐resolution X‐ray computed tomographic (HRXCT) imagery of a well‐preserved matureExpand
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Cranial anatomy of the spade‐headed amphisbaenian Diplometopon zarudnyi (Squamata, amphisbaenia) based on high‐resolution X‐ray computed tomography
The skull of the trogonophid amphisbaenian Diplometopon zarudnyi is described from high‐resolution X‐ray computed tomographic (HRXCT) imagery of a whole museum specimen preserved in ETOH. The skullExpand
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