Mosasauroid phylogeny under multiple phylogenetic methods provides new insights on the evolution of aquatic adaptations in the group

@inproceedings{Simes2017MosasauroidPU,
  title={Mosasauroid phylogeny under multiple phylogenetic methods provides new insights on the evolution of aquatic adaptations in the group},
  author={Tiago R Sim{\~o}es and Oksana Vernygora and Ilaria Paparella and Paulina Jimenez-Huidobro and M. Winston Caldwell},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2017}
}
Mosasauroids were a successful lineage of squamate reptiles (lizards and snakes) that radiated during the Late Cretaceous (95-66 million years ago). They can be considered one of the few lineages in the evolutionary history of tetrapods to have acquired a fully aquatic lifestyle, similarly to whales, ichthyosaurs and plesiosaurs. Despite a long history of research on this group, their phylogenetic relationships have only been tested so far using traditional (unweighted) maximum parsimony… CONTINUE READING
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