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RE: Evolution of crurotarsans



> From: owner-VRTPALEO@usc.edu [mailto:owner-VRTPALEO@usc.edu] 
> On Behalf Of Daniel Najib
>
> Does anybody know of any really comprehensive paper or set of 
> papers (or book) that documents the evolutionary history of 
> crurotarsans and how they split into so many diverse ans 
> specialised groups? Are there any recent papers discussing 
> the phylogeny of this clade? Is there even much known about 
> crurotarsan evolution? I am particularly interested in the 
> evolution of aetosaurs and phytosaurs, but can't find much on 
> them. Any and all help is greatly appreciated.
> 
> Thanks, Daniel

Major, MAJOR new analyses are underway by Sterling Nesbitt and by Stephen
Brusatte & colleagues, so if you can hold off for a while you can expect to
be treated to some very comprehensive overviews of this groups evolution.

For the more restriced in-group analyses, you should check out:
Parker, W.G. 2007. REASSESSMENT OF THE AETOSAUR ?Desmatosuchus? chamaensis
WITH A REANALYSIS OF THE PHYLOGENY OF THE AETOSAURIA (ARCHOSAURIA:
PSEUDOSUCHIA. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology 5:41-68

And

Hungerbühler, A. 2002. The Late Triassic Phytosaur Mystriosuchus westphali,
With A Revision of the Genus. Palaeontology 45:377-418



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