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The Lower Permian Amphibamid Doleserpeton (Temnospondyli: Dissorophoidea), The Interrelationships of Amphibamids, and the Origin of Modern Amphibians
TLDR
Doleserpeton adds to the strong evidence for a temnospondyl origin of batrachians, particularly for anurans, and the hypothesis proposing a lepospondylorigin of modern amphibians is questioned.
Reassessment of the Morphology and Paleobiology of the Therocephalian Tetracynodon Darti (Therapsida), And The Phylogenetic Relationships of Baurioidea
TLDR
The brain is strikingly plesiomorphic in many features, but generally shows features that are intermediate between gorgonopsians and cynodonts, thus clarifying this stage of the evolution of the synapsid brain.
The origin of modern amphibians: a re-evaluation
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A matrix based on data from all three hypotheses and analysed key taxa phylogenetically using both Bayesian inference and parsimony supported the temnospondyl hypothesis of lissamphibian origins.
The otic region of Doleserpeton (Temnospondyli) and its implications for the evolutionary origin of frogs
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The sum of the evidence points to affinities between anurans and temnospondyls, and adds to the evidence for a close relationship between anURans and the Permian amphibamid Doleserpeton.
New features of the snout and orbit of a therocephalian therapsid from South Africa
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The anterior part of the externally poorly preserved skull of a therocephalian from the Karoo Basin in South Africa is described, using the method of serial grinding, and an anteriorly positioned sinus, situated directly behind the canine root, is homologized with the maxillary sinus of gorgonopsians.
Did Triadobatrachus Jump? Morphology and Evolution of the Anuran Forelimb in Relation to Locomotion in Early Salientians
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The anatomy of the forelimb of Triadobatrachus was certainly not as capable of long jumps as some modern anurans, yet its anatomy does suggest that jumping or hopping was part of its locomotor repertoire.
The lissamphibian humerus and elbow joint, and the origins of modern amphibians
TLDR
Character complexes identified in key fossil forms add support for the theory of a monophyletic origin of lissamphibians from dissorophoidtemnospondyls.
New information on the anatomy of the Chinese Early Cretaceous Bohaiornithidae (Aves: Enantiornithes) from a subadult specimen of Zhouornis hani
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An exquisitely well-preserved specimen from the Lower Cretaceous Jehol Group of northeastern China, which pedal morphology is suggestive of a unique ecological specialization within Enantiornithes.
New Bohaiornis-like bird from the Early Cretaceous of China: enantiornithine interrelationships and flight performance
TLDR
The anatomy of another “bohaiornithid” species from the 125 million-year-old Yixian Formation of Liaoning Province, China is described and the first assessment of the flight properties of Bohaiornis-like enantiornithines is offered.
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