At the feet of the dinosaurs: the early history and radiation of lizards

  title={At the feet of the dinosaurs: the early history and radiation of lizards},
  author={S. Evans},
  journal={Biological Reviews},
  • S. Evans
  • Published 2003
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Biological Reviews
  • Lizards, snakes and amphisbaenians together constitute the Squamata, the largest and most diverse group of living reptiles. Despite their current success, the early squamate fossil record is extremely patchy. The last major survey of squamate palaeontology and evolution was published 20 years ago. Since then, there have been changes in systematic theory and methodology, as well as a steady trickle of new fossil finds. This review examines our current understanding of the first 150 million years… CONTINUE READING
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