Mystery origin of iconic Aussie snakes unlocked

Journal Reference: James D. Galbraith, Alastair J. Ludington, Kate L. Sanders, Timothy G. Amos, Vicki A. Thomson, Daniel Enosi Tuipulotu, Nathan Dunstan, Richard J. Edwards, Alexander Suh, David L. Adelson. Horizontal Transposon Transfer and Its Implications for the Ancestral Ecology of Hydrophiine Snakes. Genes, 2022; 13 (2): 217 DOI: 10.3390/genes13020217 In a paper published in … Read more

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