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Early tetrapod relationships revisited
In an attempt to investigate differences between the most widely discussed hypotheses of early tetrapod relationships, we assembled a new data matrix including 90 taxa coded for 319 cranial andExpand
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Superiority, Competition, and Opportunism in the Evolutionary Radiation of Dinosaurs
The rise and diversification of the dinosaurs in the Late Triassic, from 230 to 200 million years ago, is a classic example of an evolutionary radiation with supposed competitive replacement. AExpand
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Dates, nodes and character conflict: Addressing the Lissamphibian origin problem
Synopsis Extant amphibians consist of Salientia (frogs), Caudata (salamanders), and Gymnophiona (caecilians). The mutual relationships of these groups are controversial, with either BatrachiaExpand
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The evolution of Metriorhynchoidea (mesoeucrocodylia, thalattosuchia): an integrated approach using geometric morphometrics, analysis of disparity, and biomechanics
Metriorhynchoid crocodylians represent the pinnacle of marine specialization within Archosauria. Not only were they a major component of the Middle Jurassic–Early Cretaceous marine ecosystems, butExpand
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A supertree of early tetrapods
A genus–level supertree for early tetrapods is built using a matrix representation of 50 source trees. The analysis of all combined trees delivers a long–stemmed topology in which most taxonomicExpand
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Dinosaurs and the Cretaceous Terrestrial Revolution
The observed diversity of dinosaurs reached its highest peak during the mid- and Late Cretaceous, the 50 Myr that preceded their extinction, and yet this explosion of dinosaur diversity may beExpand
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The radiation of cynodonts and the ground plan of mammalian morphological diversity
Cynodont therapsids diversified extensively after the Permo-Triassic mass extinction event, and gave rise to mammals in the Jurassic. We use an enlarged and revised dataset of discrete skeletalExpand
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The first 50 Myr of dinosaur evolution: macroevolutionary pattern and morphological disparity
The evolutionary radiation of dinosaurs in the Late Triassic and Early Jurassic was a pivotal event in the Earth's history but is poorly understood, as previous studies have focused on vague drivingExpand
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Resetting the evolution of marine reptiles at the Triassic-Jurassic boundary
Ichthyosaurs were important marine predators in the Early Jurassic, and an abundant and diverse component of Mesozoic marine ecosystems. Despite their ecological importance, however, the EarlyExpand
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A supertree of Temnospondyli: cladogenetic patterns in the most species-rich group of early tetrapods
As the most diverse group of early tetrapods, temnospondyls provide a unique opportunity to investigate cladogenetic patterns among basal limbed vertebrates. We present five species-level supertreesExpand
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