The origin and early radiation of the therapsid mammal‐like reptiles: a palaeobiological hypothesis

@article{Kemp2006TheOA,
  title={The origin and early radiation of the therapsid mammal‐like reptiles: a palaeobiological hypothesis},
  author={T. Kemp},
  journal={Journal of Evolutionary Biology},
  year={2006},
  volume={19}
}
  • T. Kemp
  • Published 2006
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of Evolutionary Biology
  • The replacement of the basal synapsid pelycosaurs by the more 'mammal-like' therapsids in the Permian was an important event in the history of tetrapods because it initiated the eventual transition to the mammals. [...] Key Result The subsequent explosive radiation of therapsids was associated with habitat expansion made possible by the Mid-Permian development of geographical continuity between that biome and the temperate biomes. The final extinction of the pelycosaurs was a case of incumbent replacement by…Expand Abstract
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