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Re: pdf request

On Tue, June 12, 2012 12:25 pm, tyazbeck@comcast.net wrote:
> Anyone have the new paper on Mesosaurus being a synapsid available? Other
> references on the mesosaurs would be good too. THanks in advance


And the paper does not argue that Mesosaurus was a synapsid: rather, it
observes that it had a lateral temporal fenestra. And as such either the
ltf appeared in the ancestor of all amniotes and was subsequently covered
over/lost in various subbranches or it evolved multiple times.

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