Archaeovenator hamiltonensis, a new varanopid (Synapsida: Eupelycosauria) from the Upper Carboniferous of Kansas

@article{Reisz2003ArchaeovenatorHA,
  title={Archaeovenator hamiltonensis, a new varanopid (Synapsida: Eupelycosauria) from the Upper Carboniferous of Kansas},
  author={R. Reisz and D. Dilkes},
  journal={Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences},
  year={2003},
  volume={40},
  pages={667-678}
}
  • R. Reisz, D. Dilkes
  • Published 2003
  • Geology
  • Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences
  • Study of a nearly complete skeleton of a small amniote, preserved as part and counterpart in Upper Carboniferous limestone slabs of the Hamilton Quarry, Kansas, indicates that it is a new genus and species of varanopid synapsid. Archaeovenator hamiltonensis gen., and sp. nov. is the oldest known varanopid. Phylogenetic analysis indicates that it is the sister taxon to all other known varanopids. Discovery of this new varanopid is important because it improves our knowledge of the terrestrial… CONTINUE READING
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