Skull shape and feeding strategy in Sphenodon and other Rhynchocephalia (Diapsida: Lepidosauria)

@article{Jones2008SkullSA,
  title={Skull shape and feeding strategy in Sphenodon and other Rhynchocephalia (Diapsida: Lepidosauria)},
  author={M. E. Jones},
  journal={Journal of Morphology},
  year={2008},
  volume={269}
}
  • M. E. Jones
  • Published 2008
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of Morphology
  • The Rhynchocephalia are a group of small diapsid reptiles that were globally distributed during the early Mesozoic. By contrast, the only extant representatives, Sphenodon punctatus and S. guntheri (Tuatara), are restricted to New Zealand off‐shore islands. The Rhynchocephalia are widely considered to be morphologically uniform but research over the past 30 years has revealed unexpected phenotypic and taxonomic diversity. Phylogenetically “basal taxa” generally possess relatively simple conical… CONTINUE READING
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