Sauropod dinosaur phylogeny: critique and cladistic analysis

@article{Wilson2002SauropodDP,
  title={Sauropod dinosaur phylogeny: critique and cladistic analysis},
  author={Jeffrey A. Wilson},
  journal={Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society},
  year={2002},
  volume={136},
  pages={215-275}
}
  • Jeffrey A. Wilson
  • Published 1 October 2002
  • Biology, Environmental Science, Geography
  • Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society
Sauropoda is among the most diverse and widespread dinosaurlineages, having attained a near-global distribution by the MiddleJurassic that was built on throughout the Cretaceous. These giganticherbivores are characterized by numerous skeletal specializationsthat accrued over a 140 million-year history. This fascinating evolutionaryhistory has fuelled interest for more than a century, yet aspectsof sauropod interrelationships remain unresolved. This paper presentsa lower-level phylogenetic… 
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