Microanatomy and life history in Palaeopleurosaurus (Rhynchocephalia: Pleurosauridae) from the Early Jurassic of Germany

@article{Klein2016MicroanatomyAL,
  title={Microanatomy and life history in Palaeopleurosaurus (Rhynchocephalia: Pleurosauridae) from the Early Jurassic of Germany},
  author={N. Klein and T. Scheyer},
  journal={The Science of Nature},
  year={2016},
  volume={104},
  pages={1-8}
}
  • N. Klein, T. Scheyer
  • Published 2016
  • Biology, Medicine
  • The Science of Nature
  • The tuatara (Sphenodon punctatus) from New Zealand is often—erroneously—identified as a ‘living fossil’, although it is the lone survivor of a large, successful radiation of Rhynchocephalia, sister taxon to squamates (lizards and snakes), that thrived through the Mesozoic and Cenozoic and experienced an intricate evolution of life histories and feeding habits. Within Rhynchocephalia, only Pleurosauridae are thought to be marine and piscivorous. Here, we present bone histological data of the… CONTINUE READING
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