Early dinosaurs: A phylogenetic study

  title={Early dinosaurs: A phylogenetic study},
  author={Max Cardoso Langer and Michael J. Benton},
  journal={Journal of Systematic Palaeontology},
  pages={309 - 358}
  • M. Langer, M. Benton
  • Published 1 January 2006
  • Biology, Geography, Environmental Science
  • Journal of Systematic Palaeontology
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