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A relict basal tetrapod from Germany: first evidence of a Triassic chroniosuchian outside Russia.
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PMID:  17653527     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Chroniosuchians are basal tetrapods nesting within the paraphyletic anthracosaurs and were so far only well known from the Permian and Triassic of Russia. In this study, we present evidence for their existence in the upper Middle Triassic of Germany, based on diagnostic osteoderms and vertebrae from the Kupferzell and Vellberg localities in southern Germany. The finds are most similar to Synesuchus, a Middle Triassic bystrowianid chroniosuchian from the Northern Ural Pechora region. They demonstrate that by Middle Triassic time, chroniosuchians were much more widespread than previously thought.
Florian Witzmann; Rainer R Schoch; Michael W Maisch
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2007-07-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  Die Naturwissenschaften     Volume:  95     ISSN:  1432-1904     ISO Abbreviation:  Naturwissenschaften     Publication Date:  2008 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-11-30     Completed Date:  2009-05-20     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0400767     Medline TA:  Naturwissenschaften     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  67-72     Citation Subset:  IM    
Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Museum für Naturkunde, 10115, Berlin, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Bone and Bones / anatomy & histology*
Diaphyses / anatomy & histology
Geologic Sediments
Spine / anatomy & histology*
Vertebrates / anatomy & histology*

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