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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
Urumqia clade
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Pteranodon female?
Pteranodon juvenile
The vampire pterosaur
Flightless pterosaur #1
Flightless pterosaur #2
Darwinopterus, a dead end
Embryo pterosaurs
Softshell turtle ancestor
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Casea NOT a synapsid
Third clade of lizards
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