Evidence of Egg Diversity in Squamate Evolution from Cretaceous Anguimorph Embryos

@article{Fernandez2015EvidenceOE,
  title={Evidence of Egg Diversity in Squamate Evolution from Cretaceous Anguimorph Embryos},
  author={Vincent Fernandez and Eric Buffetaut and Varavudh Suteethorn and Jean Claude Rage and Paul Tafforeau and Martin Kundr{\'a}t},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
  year={2015},
  volume={10}
}
Lizards are remarkable amongst amniotes, for they display a unique mosaic of reproduction modes ranging from egg-laying to live-bearing. Within this patchwork, geckoes are believed to represent the only group to ever have produced fully calcified rigid-shelled eggs, contrasting with the ubiquitous parchment shelled-eggs observed in other lineages. However, this hypothesis relies only on observations of modern taxa and fossilised gecko-like eggshells which have never been found in association… Expand
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