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Tuataras (was RE: turtle origins?)
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> ekaterina amalitzkaya
> In the Hedges paper on turtle phylogeny the sphenodon was moved up to the
> archosauromorph clade too. Has this position for the tuataras and their
> extinct kin showed up in non-molecular trees?
I can't say that I know the sphenodontian literature that well, but I can't
recall a recent morphological study that puts these guys as anything other
than closer to squamates than to archosaurs. In molecular trees they have
bounced around a lot.
Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
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