Rooting about reptile relationships

  title={Rooting about reptile relationships},
  author={Sean P. Modesto},
  journal={Nature Ecology \& Evolution},
  • S. Modesto
  • Published 23 December 2019
  • Biology
  • Nature Ecology & Evolution
A group of early terrestrial vertebrates called varanopids, long regarded as mammal-line amniotes, is placed wholesale with reptiles in a new analysis of early amniote relationships. Meanwhile, a new species of varanopid from Canada provides the oldest evidence for extended parental care in terrestrial vertebrates. 

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