CRANIAL MORPHOLOGY AND AFFINITIES OF MICROBRACHIS, AND A REAPPRAISAL OF THE PHYLOGENY AND LIFESTYLE OF THE FIRST AMPHIBIANS

@inproceedings{Vallin2004CRANIALMA,
  title={CRANIAL MORPHOLOGY AND AFFINITIES OF MICROBRACHIS, AND A REAPPRAISAL OF THE PHYLOGENY AND LIFESTYLE OF THE FIRST AMPHIBIANS},
  author={Gr{\'e}goire Vallin and M. Laurin},
  year={2004}
}
  • Grégoire Vallin, M. Laurin
  • Published 2004
  • Biology
  • Abstract An anatomical study of Microbrachis reveals inaccuracies in previous studies, especially in the palate and cranial proportions. The vomer and the pterygoid reach the midline anteriorly, and the postorbital does not appear to reach the tabular. The skull is higher in our cranial reconstruction than previously thought. A phylogenetic analysis of early stegocephalians places Microbrachis at a fairly basal position in the clade that includes “microsaurs,” lysorophians, and lissamphibians… CONTINUE READING
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