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A mid-Cretaceous embryonic-to-neonate snake in amber from Myanmar
(American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2018-07-18)
We present the first known fossilized snake embryo/neonate preserved in early Late Cretaceous (Early Cenomanian) amber from Myanmar, which at the time, was an island arc including terranes from Austral Gondwana. This unique ...
Diversification rates and phenotypic evolution in venomous snakes (Elapidae)
(The Royal Society, 2016)
The relationship between rates of diversification and of body size change (a common proxy for phenotypic evolution) was investigated across Elapidae, the largest radiation of highly venomous snakes. Time-calibrated ...
The morphology of the inner ear of squamate reptiles and its bearing on the origin of snakes
(Royal Society Publishing, 2017-08-23)
The inner ear morphology of 80 snake and lizard species, representative of a range of ecologies, is here analysed and compared to that of the fossil stem snake Dinilysia patagonica, using three-dimensional geometric ...
Palaeoecological inferences for the fossil Australian snakes Yurlunggur and Wonambi (Serpentes, Madtsoiidae)
(The Royal Society Publishing, 2018-02-01)
Madtsoiids are among the most basal snakes, with a fossil record dating back to the Upper Cretaceous (Cenomanian). Most representatives went extinct by the end of the Eocene, but some survived in Australia until the ...