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Curr Biol. 2013 Jun 17;23(12):R513-5. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2013.05.011.

Palaeontology: turtles in transition.

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Earth Sciences Section, South Australian Museum, North Tce, Adelaide 5000, Australia. mike.lee@samuseum.sa.gov.au

Abstract

One of the major remaining gaps in the vertebrate fossil record concerns the origin of turtles. The enigmatic little reptile Eunotosaurus could represent an important transitional form, as it has a rudimentary shell that resembles the turtle carapace.

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PMID:
23787042
DOI:
10.1016/j.cub.2013.05.011
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