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Reviewing the term uniformitarianism in modern Earth sciences
Abstract Uniformitarianism is a classical term of the geological sciences, coined in 1832 by Whewell to indicate a specific part of Lyell's hypothesis. However, over the years uniformitarianism hasExpand
Cladistic analysis of Caseidae (Caseasauria, Synapsida): using the gap‐weighting method to include taxa based on incomplete specimens
A phylogenetic analysis of the Caseidae group is presented, using gap weighting to include poorly known taxa and characters, and the utility of the postcranial skeleton in understanding relationships among basal synapsids is highlighted. Expand
A Huge Caseid Pelycosaur from North-Western Sardinia and Its Bearing on European Permian Stratigraphy and Palaeobiogeography
Skeletal remains, some loose on the surface and others still embedded, have been recovered from the uppermost part of an outcrop of the Permian Cala del Vino Formation located near Torre delExpand
Alierasaurus ronchii, gen. et sp. nov., A Caseid from the Permian of Sardinia, Italy
ABSTRACT A giant caseid, Alierasaurus ronchii, gen. et sp. nov., is herein described, based on a partial postcranial skeleton collected from the Permian Cala del Vino Formation (Alghero, Nurra,Expand
The first dinosaur tracksite from Abruzzi (Monte Cagno, Central Apennines, Italy)
Abstract A new Lower Cretaceous (lower Aptian) dinosaur tracksite, from the eastern side of Monte Cagno (Abruzzi, Italy), is described. Different styles of track formation are represented on the siteExpand
Principal component analysis as an alternative treatment for morphometric characters: phylogeny of caseids as a case study
Using the principal components as continuous characters resulted in alternative positions for Caseopsis agilis, Ennatosaurus tecton and Caseoides sanangeloensis, due to the reduced redundancy of the characters, the smaller number of principal components not overwhelming the discrete characters and the use of a scaling method. Expand
Corroborating trackmaker identification through footprint functional analysis: the case study of Ichniotherium and Dimetropus
To test the alleged reliability of functionality studies in tetrapod ichnology, a careful analysis of numerous specimens of the Gotha collection has led to the recognition of two well-separated particular functionalities (over a complete locomotion cycle), sharply distinguishable in Ichniotherium and Dimetropus. Expand
The postcranial skeleton of the basal tapinocephalid dinocephalian Tapinocaninus pamelae (Synapsida: Therapsida) from the South African Karoo Supergroup
Dinocephalians form an important component of the Guadalupian basal therapsid faunas of Pangaea. Most research undertaken on this clade has focused on the skull while postcranial research has lagged,Expand
First tetrapod footprints from the Permian of Sardinia and their palaeontological and stratigraphical significance
Fil: Citton, Paolo. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Cientificas y Tecnicas. Centro Cientifico Tecnologico Conicet - Patagonia Norte. Instituto de Investigacion en Paleobiologia y Geologia;Expand