The origin and early evolutionary history of amniotes.

@article{Reisz1997TheOA,
  title={The origin and early evolutionary history of amniotes.},
  author={Robert R. Reisz},
  journal={Trends in ecology \& evolution},
  year={1997},
  volume={12 6},
  pages={
          218-22
        }
}
  • R. Reisz
  • Published 1997
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Trends in ecology & evolution
Recent phylogenetic analyses of Paleozoic tetrapods have yielded startling new insights into the origin and early evolutionary history of amniotes. The origin of this successful group involves evolutionary innovations that are associated with the development of the cleidoic egg and related reproductive strategies, and are therefore not represented directly in the fossil record. Despite this obvious difficulty, recent studies have been able to distinguish Paleozoic amniotes from their anamniotic… Expand

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