Pareiasaur phylogeny and the origin of turtles

  title={Pareiasaur phylogeny and the origin of turtles},
  author={Michael S. Y. Lee},
  journal={Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society},
  • Michael S. Y. Lee
  • Published 1 July 1997
  • Environmental Science, Biology
  • Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society
Abstract The evolutionary relationship of all the valid species (and thus genera) of pareiasaurs are assessed through a phylogenetic analysis of these taxa together with turtles,Owenetta,Barasaurus,Sclerosaurus, procolophonids, lanthanosuchids, nyctiphruretids, and nycteroleterids. 128 osteological characters were used, and almost all relevant taxa were examined. The results confirm that among these taxa, pareiasaurs and turtles form a robust clade, to the exclusion of all other taxa including… 
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