Phylogenetic revision of Rhineuridae (Reptilia: Squamata: Amphisbaenia) from the Eocene to Miocene of North America by Daniel I. Hembree

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  • Amphisbaenia -- North America.,
  • Paleontology -- Eocene.,
  • Paleontology -- Miocene.,
  • Reptiles, Fossil -- North America.

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StatementDaniel I. Hembree.
SeriesThe University of Kansas paleontological contributions. New series -- no. 15., University of Kansas paleontological contributions -- no. 15.
ContributionsUniversity of Kansas. Paleontological Institute.
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Pagination20 p. :
Number of Pages20
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Open LibraryOL16157479M

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The long-awaited revision of the industry standard on phylogenetics. Since the publication of the first edition of this landmark volume more than twenty-five years ago, phylogenetic systematics has taken its place as the dominant paradigm of systematic by: Rhineuridae is a family of amphisbaenians (commonly called worm lizards) that includes one living genus and species, Rhineura floridana, as well as many extinct species belonging to both Rhineura and several extinct genera.

The living R. floridana is found only in Florida no further north than the panhandle, but extinct species ranged across North America, some occurring Class: Reptilia. Get this from a library. Phylogenetic revision of Rhineuridae (Reptilia: Squamata: Amphisbaenia) from the Eocene to Miocene of North America.

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Dyticonastis is an extinct genus of amphisbaenians, or worm lizards, that includes a single species, Dyticonastis rensbergeri, that lived during the late Oligocene and early Miocene in what is now Oregon.

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