Phylogenetic revision of Rhineuridae (Reptilia: Squamata: Amphisbaenia) from the Eocene to Miocene of North America

  title={Phylogenetic revision of Rhineuridae (Reptilia: Squamata: Amphisbaenia) from the Eocene to Miocene of North America},
  author={Daniel I. Hembree},
  • Daniel I. Hembree
  • Published 2007
  • Biology
  • Abstraa.—This paper presents a cladistic analysis of morphological characters of Eocene—Miocene North American Amphisbaenia to resolve the phylogenetic relationships among the family Rhineuridae. All North American fossil amphisbaenians are placed within the family Rhineuridae as a result of this analysis. Five taxa previously afforded species rank including Jepsibaena minor, R. wilsoni, R. amblyceps, R minutus, and R. attenuatus are synonymized with Rhineurn hatchetii. In addition, Hyporhinu… CONTINUE READING
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