More on the origin of turtles

Earlier we looked at the origin of turtles.

This blogpost has been essentially deleted after the addition of several basal taxa to the large reptile tree. Click here for updates added Feb. 2016.

References
Li C, Wu X-C, Rieppel O, Wang L-T and Zhao L-J 2008. An ancestral turtle from the Late Triassic of southwestern China. Nature 456: 497-501.
Layson TR, Bever GS, Bhullar B-AS, Joyce WG and Gauthier JA 2010. Transitional fossils and the origin of turtles. Biology Letters June 9 2010. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2010.0371

wiki/Odontochelys

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