Early Evolutionary History of the Synapsida

  • Christian F. Kammerer
  • Kenneth D. Angielczyk
  • Jörg Fröbisch

Part of the Vertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology book series (VERT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. “Pelycosaur”-Grade Synapsids

  3. Anomodontia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. Jörg Fröbisch
      Pages 89-92
    3. Kenneth D. Angielczyk, Jean-Sébastien Steyer, Christian A. Sidor, Roger M. H. Smith, Robin L. Whatley, Stephen Tolan
      Pages 93-138
    4. Sandra C. Jasinoski, Michael A. Cluver, Anusuya Chinsamy, B. Daya Reddy
      Pages 139-149
  4. Theriodontia

  5. Therapsid Diversity Patterns and the End-Permian Extinction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 281-281
    2. Kenneth D. Angielczyk
      Pages 283-287
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 321-337

About this book


Non-mammalian synapsids were the dominant terrestrial vertebrates from the Late Carboniferous to the Middle Triassic and play a key role in understanding the origin and evolution of mammals. Despite these facts and the outstanding fossil record of the group, early synapsids remain obscure. This book showcases the full breadth of contemporary research on non-mammalian synapsids, ranging from taxonomy and phylogenetics to functional morphology, biogeography, paleoecology, and patterns of diversity. It also underscores the importance and potential of studying non-mammalian synapsid paleobiology in its own right, not just in the context of mammalian evolution.​


Mammal Origins Non-mammalian Synapsids Permo-Triassic Tetrapods Synapsida Therapsida

Editors and affiliations

  • Christian F. Kammerer
    • 1
  • Kenneth D. Angielczyk
    • 2
  • Jörg Fröbisch
    • 3
  1. 1.Division of Paleontology and Richard Gilder, Graduate School American Museum of Natural HistoryNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of GeologyField MuseumChicagoUSA
  3. 3.Museum für Naturkunde, Leibniz-Institut für Evolutions- und Biodiversitätsforschung an der Humboldt-Universität zu BerlinBerlinGermany

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