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AW: More molecular support for turtles as archosauromorphs



> The turtle and chicken might retain the microchromosomes of
> the
> amniote protokaryotype almost intact. The decrease in number
> and/or
> disappearance of microchromosomes by repeated chromosomal
> fusions
> probably occurred independently in the amphibian, squamate,
> crocodilian, and mammalian lineages.


As well as some crown Aves (accipitrids and possibly others) 
http://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007%2FBF00056767


Eike