Westlothiana gen. nov.: naming the earliest known reptile

  title={Westlothiana gen. nov.: naming the earliest known reptile},
  author={Timothy R. Smithson and W. D. Ian Rolfe},
  journal={Scottish Journal of Geology},
  pages={137 - 138}
Synopsis Formal diagnosis of Westlothiana lizziae, a new genus and species is given, to differentiate this taxon and to comply with the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature. This is the most primitive known reptile and establishes the presence in the Lower Carboniferous of a reptile fauna sufficiently ancient to have been ancestral to all later amniotes. 

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