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BONE PROFILER: A TOOL TO QUANTIFY, MODEL, AND STATISTICALLY COMPARE BONE-SECTION COMPACTNESS PROFILES
Bone cross sections show many characteristics that have been used to infer various properties of the individual or taxon from which they were prepared. Life history traits (Castanet et al., 1993),Expand
A reevaluation of early amniote phylogeny
TLDR
It is indicated that three major clades of amniotes extend from the present to the Palaeozoic, and these three clades are the Synapsida (including Mammalia), Parareptilia (including Testudines), and Eureptili (including Sauria). Expand
Fossils, molecules, divergence times, and the origin of lissamphibians.
A review of the paleontological literature shows that the early dates of appearance of Lissamphibia recently inferred from molecular data do not favor an origin of extant amphibians fromExpand
The evolution of body size, Cope's rule and the origin of amniotes.
  • M. Laurin
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Systematic biology
  • 1 August 2004
TLDR
Character optimization, permutational multiple linear regressions, and independent contrast analyses show that Cope's rule of phyletic size increase applies to early reptiliomorphs but that it does not apply to early stegocephalians globally. Expand
FINS INTO LIMBS: EVOLUTION, DEVELOPMENT AND TRANSFORMATION
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This book provides a review of recent work on fins, limbs, and their evolution, and is timely because the evolution of fins and limbs has probably not been reviewed nearly as intensively as the more general but related problem of the conquest of land by vertebrates. Expand
CHAPTER 2 – A NEW PERSPECTIVE ON TETRAPOD PHYLOGENY
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This chapter provides an in-depth explanation of the origin of amniotes and conclusions indicate that Lissanphibubians are part of Temnospondyli and have other relatives like Microsauria, Colosteidae, Nectridea, and Ichthyostegidae. Expand
Evolution of bone microanatomy of the tetrapod tibia and its use in palaeobiological inference
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Lifestyle is inferred to have been terrestrial for the stem‐tetrapod Discosauriscus, the basal synapsid Dimetrodon, the dicynodont therapsid Dicynodon, an unindentified gorgonopsian, and the parareptile Pareiasaurus, which is modelled as being aquatic, but was more likely amphibious. Expand
CRANIAL MORPHOLOGY AND AFFINITIES OF MICROBRACHIS, AND A REAPPRAISAL OF THE PHYLOGENY AND LIFESTYLE OF THE FIRST AMPHIBIANS
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An anatomical study of Microbrachis reveals inaccuracies in previous studies, especially in the palate and cranial proportions, which corroborates previous suggestions that lissamphibians are part of a clade that includes the taxa classically referred to as “lepospondyls,” and that seymouriamorphs and temnospONDyls are not part of Tetrapoda. Expand
Molecular analysis of the stylar-expressed Solanum chacoense small asparagine-rich protein family related to the HT modifier of gametophytic self-incompatibility in Nicotiana.
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The isolation and characterization of two Solanum chacoense homologues of the Nicotiana HT modifier are presented and results confirm the role of the HT modifier in solanaceous SI and indicate that only the HT-B isoform is directly involved in SI. Expand
Confirmation of Romer's Gap as a low oxygen interval constraining the timing of initial arthropod and vertebrate terrestrialization
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It is argued that geochronologic range data of terrestrial arthropods show a pattern similar to that of vertebrates, and Romer's Gap is real, occupied an interval from 360 million years before present (MYBP) to 345 MYBP, and occurred when environmental conditions were unfavorable for air-breathing, terrestrial animals. Expand
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