Evolutionary origin of the turtle skull

@article{Bever2015EvolutionaryOO,
  title={Evolutionary origin of the turtle skull},
  author={Gabe S. Bever and Tyler R. Lyson and Daniel J. Field and Bhart‐Anjan S. Bhullar},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2015},
  volume={525},
  pages={239-242}
}
Transitional fossils informing the origin of turtles are among the most sought-after discoveries in palaeontology. Despite strong genomic evidence indicating that turtles evolved from within the diapsid radiation (which includes all other living reptiles), evidence of the inferred transformation between an ancestral turtle with an open, diapsid skull to the closed, anapsid condition of modern turtles remains elusive. Here we use high-resolution computed tomography and a novel character/taxon… 

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