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Synchrotron tomography of a stem-lizard elucidates early squamate anatomy

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Squamates (lizards and snakes) include more than 10,000 living species, descended from an ancestor that diverged more than 240 million years ago from that of their closest living relative, Sphenodon. However, a deficiency of fossil evidence1,2,3,4,5,6,7, combined with serious conflicts between molecular and morphological accounts of squamate phylogeny8,9,10,11,12,13 (but see ref. 14), has caused uncertainty about the origins and evolutionary assembly of squamate anatomy. Here we report the ne...

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10.1038/s41586-022-05332-6

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Institution:
University of Oxford
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MPLS
Department:
Earth Sciences
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Nature Research
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Nature More from this journal
Volume:
611
Pages:
99-104
Publication date:
2022-10-26
Acceptance date:
2022-09-08
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1476-4687
ISSN:
0028-0836
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English
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1277571
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pubs:1277571
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2022-09-06

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