First arboreal 'pelycosaurs' (Synapsida: Varanopidae) from the early Permian Chemnitz Fossil Lagerstätte, SE Germany, with a review of varanopid phylogeny

@article{Spindler2018FirstA,
  title={First arboreal 'pelycosaurs' (Synapsida: Varanopidae) from the early Permian Chemnitz Fossil Lagerst{\"a}tte, SE Germany, with a review of varanopid phylogeny},
  author={Frederik Spindler and Ralf Werneburg and Joerg W. Schneider and Ludwig Luthardt and Volker Annacker and R. Roessler},
  journal={PalZ},
  year={2018},
  volume={92},
  pages={315-364}
}
A new fossil amniote from the Fossil Forest of Chemnitz (Sakmarian-Artinskian transition, Germany) is described as Ascendonanus nestleri gen. et sp. nov., based on five articulated skeletons with integumentary preservation. The slender animals exhibit a generalistic, lizard-like morphology. However, their synapsid temporal fenestration, ventrally ridged centra and enlarged iliac blades indicate a pelycosaur-grade affiliation. Using a renewed data set for certain early amniotes with a similar… 

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