Paleontologists debunk fossil thought to be missing link between lizards and first snakes

Journal Reference: Michael W. Caldwell, Tiago R. Simões, Alessandro Palci, Fernando F. Garberoglio, Robert R. Reisz, Michael S. Y. Lee, Randall L. Nydam. Tetrapodophis amplectus is not a snake: re-assessment of the osteology, phylogeny and functional morphology of an Early Cretaceous dolichosaurid lizard. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, 2021; 1 DOI: 10.1080/14772019.2021.1983044 “It has long been … Read more

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