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The evolution and phylogeny of early amniotes

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Amniotes comprise all mammals and reptiles, accounting for almost four fifths of all land vertebrate diversity. They share the ability to produce an amniotic egg, defined by a series of extraembryonic membranes, which serve to protect and nourish the embryo during development. Amniotes are a monophyletic group that first arose around 320 million years ago in the Carboniferous period, and soon diverged into the two crown- group clades, Synapsida, total-group mammals, and Sauropsida, total-g...

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MPLS
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Earth Sciences
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University of Oxford
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Ford, DP
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NE/L0021612/1
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DPhil
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Doctoral
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University of Oxford
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English
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2019-03-26

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