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Published by Published for the Systematics Association by the Clarendon Press, Oxford University Press in Oxford [Oxfordshire], New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Vertebrates -- Evolution -- Congresses,
  • Vertebrates -- Classification -- Congresses,
  • Vertebrates, Fossil -- Congresses

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementedited by M.J. Benton.
SeriesThe Systematics Association special volume ;, no. 35A-35B
ContributionsBenton, M. J., Systematics Association., Linnean Society of London., Palaeontological Association.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQL607.5 .P49 1988
The Physical Object
Pagination2 v. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2404208M
ISBN 100198577052, 0198577125
LC Control Number87034832

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Phylogeny and classification of the tetrapods. Oxford [Oxfordshire]: Published for the Systematics Association by the Clarendon Press ; New York: Oxford University Press, (OCoLC) Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource: Document Type: Book, Internet Resource: All Authors / Contributors: M J Benton; Systematics. The Phylogeny and Classification of the Tetrapods: Mammals: Benton, M. J.: Books - at: Hardcover. The Phylogeny and Classification of Tetrapods Sub-series of: Systematics Association Special Volumes Series These two volumes represent the latest overview of recent research on tetrapod (land vertebrates) relationships and patterns of evolution. The Phylogeny and classification of the tetrapods / edited by M.J. Benton Published for the Systematics Association by the Clarendon Press ; Oxford University Press Oxford [Oxfordshire]: New York Australian/Harvard Citation. Benton, M. J. & Linnean Society of London. & Systematics Association. & Palaeontological Association.

Gareth Nelson; The Phylogeny and Classification of the Tetrapods. Volume 1: Amphibians, Reptiles, Birds. Volume 2: Mammals, Systematic Biology, Vol Issu. The phylogeny and classification of the tetrapods. Volume 2: Mammals. The Systematics Association, Special Volume No. 35B. Proceedings of a symposium held in London, March, Tetrapods (/ ˈ t ɛ t r ə p ɒ d /; from Greek: τετρα-"four" and πούς "foot") are four-limbed (with a few exceptions, such as snakes) animals constituting the superclass includes extant and extinct amphibians, reptiles (including dinosaurs and therefore birds), and ods evolved from a group of animals known as the Tetrapodomorpha which, in turn, evolved. Phylogeny, the history of the evolution of a species or group, especially in reference to lines of descent and relationships among broad groups of organisms. Fundamental to phylogeny is the proposition, universally accepted in the scientific community, that plants or animals of different species.

The evolution of tetrapods began about million years ago in the Devonian Period with the earliest tetrapods evolved from lobe-finned fishes. Tetrapods (under the apomorphy-based definition used on this page) are categorized as animals in the biological superclass Tetrapoda, which includes all living and extinct amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. SummaryThe phylogeny of the major groups of tetrapods (amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals) has until recently been poorly understood. Cladistic analyses of morphological data are producing new hypotheses concerning the relationships of the major groups, with a focus on the identification of monophyletic groups. Molecular phylogenies support some of these views and dispute others. The relationships of the earliest tetrapods-- estimating the interrelationships of tetrapod groups on the basis of molecular sequence data-- the relationships and origin of living amphibians-- the early evolution of the Amniota-- a phylogeny of turtles-- the early history and relationships of the Diapsida-- the classification of the Squamata. Several papers appear in The Phylogeny and Classification of the Tetrapods (ed. Benton, M. J.) (Clarendon, Oxford, ). Several papers bearing upon tetrapods origins deal with fossils from the Viséan of East Kirkton, West Lothian, Scotland and appear in Trans. R. Soc. Edinb.