Sauropsida — Mammalia

  • Peter Ax


The monophyly of an entity Sauropsida (= Reptilia) with the adelphotaxa Chelonia and Diapsida still appears to be a subject of controversy. In any case, a monophylum with this name is not so convincing and universally justifiable as is the case for the Tetrapoda in their entirety, for the Ayes as a subtaxon of the Sauropsida or for the sister group Mammalia.


Sister Group Copulatory Organ Foramen Magnum Stem Lineage Ciliary Muscle 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Ax
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  1. 1.Institute for Zoology and AnthropologyUniversity of GöttingenGöttingenGermany

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