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The evolution of major temnospondyl clades: an inclusive phylogenetic analysis
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Phylogenetic analysis of a large dataset focuses on the in-group relationships of temnospondyls, the largest lower tetrapod clade, and found the following groups were unequivocally found to be monophyletic: Edopoidea (node), Dvinosauria (stem, excl. Brachyopidae), DissorophoideA ( node), Eryopidae (stem), and Stereosponyli (node). Expand
Integration of molecules and new fossils supports a Triassic origin for Lepidosauria (lizards, snakes, and tuatara)
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A Early/Middle Triassic date for the origin of Lepidosauria disagrees with previous estimates deep within the Permian and suggests the group evolved as part of the faunal recovery after the end-Permain mass extinction as the climate became more humid. Expand
THE AMPHIBAMID MICROPHOLIS FROM THE LYSTROSAURUS ASSEMBLAGE ZONE OF SOUTH AFRICA
Abstract The small temnospondyl Micropholis stowi from the Lower Triassic Lystrosaurus Assemblage Zone (Karoo Basin, South Africa) is redescribed on the basis of a larger sample of specimens,Expand
Evolution of Life Cycles in Early Amphibians
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In the Permo-Carboniferous dissorophoids, a condensation of crucial ontogenetic steps into a short phase (metamorphosis) is observed, suggesting that the origin of both metamorphosis and neoteny falls within these taxa. Expand
Postcranial anatomy of the rauisuchian archosaur Batrachotomus kupferzellensis
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Batrachotomus kupferzellensis is an upper Middle Triassic (Late Ladinian) rauisuchian archosaur that is well-represented by fossil material, including the holotype, from the localities of KupferZell, Crailsheim and Vellberg-Eschenau in southern Germany, and is described here in detail for the first time. Expand
Skull ontogeny: developmental patterns of fishes conserved across major tetrapod clades
  • R. Schoch
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Evolution & development
  • 1 November 2006
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The broader evolutionary significance of these event sequences is analyzed, focusing on the identification of sequence heterochronies, and an unexpected degree of similarity between the widely divergent taxa is revealed. Expand
The Sail-Backed Reptile Ctenosauriscus from the Latest Early Triassic of Germany and the Timing and Biogeography of the Early Archosaur Radiation
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Comprehensive numerical phylogenetic analyses demonstrate that both Ctenosauriscus and the Waldhaus taxon are members of a monophyletic grouping of poposauroid archosaurs, CtenOSauriscidae, characterised by greatly elongated neural spines in the posterior cervical to anterior caudal vertebrae. Expand
Character distribution and phylogeny of the dissorophid temnospondyls
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The significance of osteoderms in dissorophid phylogeny is found to be much smaller than hitherto considered. Expand
The Origin And Intrarelationships Of Triassic Capitosaurid Amphibians
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The traditional view that MastodonsaurusEocyclotosaurus are sister taxa of Benthosuchus is demonstrated to be based on highly variable and/or homoplastic features, whose ancestral condition is moreover uncertain. Expand
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