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A new, exceptionally preserved juvenile specimen of Eusaurosphargis dalsassoi (Diapsida) and implications for Mesozoic marine diapsid phylogeny

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Recently it was suggested that the phylogenetic clustering of Mesozoic marine reptile lineages, such as thalattosaurs, the very successful fish-shaped ichthyosaurs and sauropterygians (including plesiosaurs), among others, in a so-called 'superclade' is an artefact linked to convergent evolution of morphological characters associated with a shared marine lifestyle. Accordingly, partial 'un-scoring' of the problematic phylogenetic characters was proposed. Here we report a new, exceptionally pr...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1038/s41598-017-04514-x

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ORCID:
0000-0002-6301-8983
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Gardens, Libraries and Museums
Department:
Academic Services; Natural History Museum
ORCID:
0000-0002-8215-5748
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Publisher:
Nature Publishing Group Publisher's website
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Scientific Reports Journal website
Volume:
7
Issue:
1
Pages:
4406
Publication date:
2017-06-30
Acceptance date:
2017-05-16
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2045-2322
ISSN:
2045-2322
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pubs:702972
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uri:4f4efe4c-39f0-45b4-b99f-30d1279b9740
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uuid:4f4efe4c-39f0-45b4-b99f-30d1279b9740
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