Amniote Origins: Completing the Transition to Land by Stuart Sumida, Karen L.M Martin

By Stuart Sumida, Karen L.M Martin

Amniote Origins integrates sleek systematic tools with reports of practical and physiological methods, and illustrates how stories of paleobiology might be illuminated via reports of neonatology. hence, comparative anatomists and physiologists, sensible morphologists, zoologists, and paleontologists will all locate this certain quantity very precious. encouraged through the chance of integrating fields that experience lengthy been remoted from each other, Amniote Origins presents an intensive and interdisciplinary synthesis of 1 of the vintage transitions of evolutionary historical past. Key positive aspects * Integrates smooth systematic tools with stories of sensible and physiological approaches * Illustrates how reviews of paleobiology may be illuminated via stories of neonatology * offers an intensive and interdisciplinary synthesis of 1 of the vintage transitions of evolutionary background

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Evolutionary history of egg retention in extant choanates. This cladogram indicates that the primitive state for egg retention cannot be determined for amniotes or their extant sister taxon on the basis of the available evidence. Therefore, the hypothesis that the origin of amniotes included an intermediate stage in which anamniotic eggs were laid on land is not more parsimonious than the suggestion that the extraembryonic membranes evolved to facilitate extended egg retention. New Perspective on Tetrapod Phytogeny 33 Therefore, very small size is probably not a primitive character for amjiiotes and this aspect of the scenario proposed by Carroll (1970b, 1991) is not supported by the fossil record.

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