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The monophyly of euryapsids and the radiation of marine reptiles after the Permian–Triassic- extinction

This brief note might be read as a continuation of this one. Phylogeny by Motani et al As noted in the epistle linked above, the possibility of the monophyly of euryapsids, sometimes termed enaliosauria, has been spoken of repeatedly over … Continue reading

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Some musings on the age of the ichthyosaurs

Ichthyopterygia (colloquially ichthyosaurs in this note), like many other reptilian clades, is well known to the lay reader but remains mysterious in terms of its origin. The ichthyosaurs first appear in the fossil record around the second half of the … Continue reading

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