Owenetta and the origin of turtles

  title={Owenetta and the origin of turtles},
  author={Robert R. Reisz and Michel Laurin},
THE origin and relationships of turtles have fascinated and puzzled generations of palaeontologists. Among living amniotes only turtles, crocodiles and mammals have substantial fossil records, extending into the Triassic (200 Myr). These vertebrates have attracted much attention and the broader aspects of crocodilian and mammalian evolutionary relationships are relatively well known. Therefore, it is surprising that the origins and relationships of the Testudines have remained unresolved… CONTINUE READING

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