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Diversification events and the effects of mass extinctions on Crocodyliformes evolutionary history
The rich fossil record of Crocodyliformes shows a much greater diversity in the past than today in terms of morphological disparity and occupation of niches. We conducted topology-based analyses seeking diversification ...
Temporal and phylogenetic evolution of the sauropod dinosaur body plan
The colossal size and body plan of sauropod dinosaurs are unparalleled in terrestrial vertebrates. However, to date, there have been only limited attempts to examine temporal and phylogenetic patterns in the sauropod ...
The relationships of the Euparkeriidae and the rise of Archosauria
For the first time, a phylogenetic analysis including all putative euparkeriid taxa is conducted, using a large data matrix analysed with maximum parsimony and Bayesian analysis. Using parsimony, the putative euparkeriidDorosuchus ...