Reptile Evolution
 

Archosauromorpha

Westlothiana
Protosynapsida
Synapsida
Protodiapsida
Diapsida
Enaliosauria
Younginiformes
Protorosauria
Archosauriformes
Euarchosauriformes
Archosauria
Dinosaurosauria
Phytodinosauria
Aves
 
Evolution Highlights
therapsids
mammals
bats
man
dinosaurs
birds
archosaurs
crocodilians
plesiosaurs
ichthyosaurs
 
News
A new reptile tree
Mammals are reptiles
The Ornithodira is diphyletic
Archosauriforms split
Vancleavea: NOT an archosaur
Daemonosaurus -
a basal phytodinosaur
Dinosaurs and Lotosauruss
Ichthyosaurs are mesosaurs
Bat ancestors
What is Azendohsaurus?
Lagerpeton: not a pre-dino
Colobomycter is a placodont
Diapsids are diphyletic
What is Scleromochlus?
What is Saltopus?
Whale ancestors
prehistoric times
 
The Diphyletic Reptile Family Tree is featured in The Pterosaur Heresies

Carroll RL 1970. The Ancestry of Reptiles. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society London B 257:267–308. online pdf

Gauthier JA 1986. Saurischian monophyly and the origin of birds. Memoirs of the California Academy of Science. 8: 1–55.

Jaeckel O 1902. Über Gephyrostegus bohemicus n.g. n.sp. Zeitschrift der Deutschen Geologischen Gesellschaft 54:127–132.

Ruta M, Jeffery JE and Coates MI 2003. A supertree of early tetrapods. Proc. R. Soc. Lond. B 270: 2507-2516 DOI 10.1098/rspb.2003.2524 online pdf

 

Lepidosauromorpha

Cephalerpeton
Captorhinidae
Milleretta clade
Diadectomorpha
Diadectidae
Chelonia
Lanthanosuchia
Lepidosauriformes
Lepidosauria
Fenestrasauria
Pterosauria
Tanystropheidae
Varanidae
Snakes 1- Snakes 2
 
Evolution Highlights
frogs
tetrapods
diadectids
turtles
Triassic gliders
lizards
snakes
pterosaurs
pterosaur wing origin
drepanosaurs
 
News
Reptiles are diphyletic
Diadectes is a procolophonid
Rhynchosaurs are sphenodontids
Cosesaurus flapped
The rest of Longisquama
Pterosaurs NOT archosaurs
Pteranodon female?
Pteranodon juvenile
The vampire pterosaur
The flightless pterosaur
Darwinopterus, a dead end
Embryo pterosaurs
Turtle ancestor
Casea NOT a synapsid
Third clade of lizards
Snakes are diphyletic
Eggshell Types
 

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