A TERRESTRIAL STEREOSPONDYL FROM THE LOWER TRIASSIC OF SOUTH AFRICA: THE POSTCRANIAL SKELETON OF LYDEKKERINA HUXLEYI (AMPHIBIA: TEMNOSPONDYLI)

@inproceedings{Pawley2005ATS,
  title={A TERRESTRIAL STEREOSPONDYL FROM THE LOWER TRIASSIC OF SOUTH AFRICA: THE POSTCRANIAL SKELETON OF LYDEKKERINA HUXLEYI (AMPHIBIA: TEMNOSPONDYLI)},
  author={Kat Pawley and Anne B. Warren},
  year={2005}
}
Description of the postcranial skeleton of the basal stereospondyl amphibian Lydekkerina huxleyi from new material shows it to be heavily ossified with large processes for muscle attachment and well-developed articulation surfa- ces. The structure of the postcranial skeleton implies a sub- stantial capability for terrestrial locomotion, rather than a primarily aquatic existence as has been suggested for most other stereospondyls. The postcranial skeleton is most similar to that of… CONTINUE READING

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