Volumetric Body Mass Estimate and in vivo Reconstruction of the Russian Pareiasaur Scutosaurus karpinskii
- Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution
Pareiasaurs (Amniota, Parareptilia) were characterized by a global distribution during the Permian period, forming an important component of middle (Capitanian) and late Permian (Lopingian)…
Cranial morphology and phylogenetic relationships of the Middle Permian pareiasaur Embrithosaurus schwarzi from the Karoo Basin of South Africa
- BiologyZoological Journal of the Linnean Society
The updated phylogenetic analysis recovers the four Middle Permian South African taxa as a monophyletic group for the first time, which is called Bradysauria, comprising a clade including Embrithosaurus,Bradysaurus baini and a polytomy including Nochelesaurus and Bradysaurus seeleyi.
Assembling the history of the Parareptilia: phylogeny, diversification, and a new definition of the clade
The results show that a significant increase in diversification rate could be recorded only among Triassic procolophonoids, making it difficult to interpret evolutionary novelties such as herbivory or impedance-matching hearing as being key innovations that might have driven diversification.
Linking tetrapod tracks to the biodynamics, paleobiogeography, and paleobiology of their trackmakers: Pachypes dolomiticus Leonardi et al., 1975, a case study
The data employed here provide paleobiogeographical and paleobiological information not yet determined from body fossils, and support the hypothesis that juvenile and adult trackmakers of P. dolomiticus shared, at least partially, the same habitat.
Reptile phylogeny and the interrelationships of turtles
The results refute earlier hypotheses that turtles are related to parareptiles, i.e. to procolophonids or pareiasaurs, and strongly supports a monophyletic Parareptilia, sister-group of a monphyletic Eureptilia.
Historical Burden In Systematics And The Interrelationships Of ‘Parareptiles’
Turtles are the highly modified survivors of a radiation of poorly‐known reptiles commonly called ‘parareptiles’, and the procolophonoid hypotheses is supported by only one synapomorphy (the slender stapes).
The Influence of Geological and Climatological Factors on the Distribution of Non-Marine Fossil Reptiles and Stegocephalia
- GeologyQuarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London
Introduction The object of this paper is to determine how far the distribution of Palæozoic and Mesozoic terrestrial Tetrapods was influenced by geological and climatological factors. In the first…
XV.—On the Nomenclature of the South-African Pariasaurians
(1914). XV.—On the Nomenclature of the South-African Pariasaurians. Annals and Magazine of Natural History: Vol. 14, No. 79, pp. 98-102.