The importance of global parsimony and historical bias in understanding tetrapod evolution. Part I. Systematics, middle ear evolution and jaw suspension

@article{Laurin1998TheIO,
  title={The importance of global parsimony and historical bias in understanding tetrapod evolution. Part I. Systematics, middle ear evolution and jaw suspension},
  author={M. Laurin},
  journal={Annales Des Sciences Naturelles-zoologie Et Biologie Animale},
  year={1998},
  volume={19},
  pages={1-42}
}
  • M. Laurin
  • Published 1998
  • Biology
  • Annales Des Sciences Naturelles-zoologie Et Biologie Animale
  • Abstract A phylogenetic analysis based on a data matrix of 43 taxa and 155 osteological characters has produced a new hypothesis of tetrapod phylogeny that is drastically different from the established consensus. Among Paleozoic taxa, only diadectomorphs appear to be related to amniotes. In contrast to previous hypotheses, lissamphibians appear to have been derived from lepospondyls. Seymouriamorphs, gephyrostegids, embolomeres, temnospondyls, and loxommatids are stem-tetrapods. The new… CONTINUE READING
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