mammal-like reptiles


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mammal-like reptiles

an extinct group of Synapsid reptiles containing the Therapsids and Pelycosaurs which existed from Carboniferous to Triassic times, and probably gave rise to modern mammals.
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Its anklebones and vertebral column are also similar to the anatomy of previously known mammal-like reptiles.
The changes ill the anatomy of the jaws that took place as mammal-like reptiles evolved into mammals were characterized by an increase in the size of the temporalis muscle and the dentary bone and a reduction in the size of the postdentary bones (i.
These bones, which retained the same basic relationships in mammals as they did in mammal-like reptiles, are the malleus, incus, and stapes.
An army of mammal-like reptiles dominated vertebrate life.
This single genus of synapsid, a mammal-like reptile, populated much of Earth for 5 million years.
Examine fossil specimens and strange mammal-like reptiles that are part of the Great Russian Dinosaur exhibit at the Natural History Museum at 10 a.
The researchers have unearthed exquisitely preserved skulls and bones from mammal-like reptiles, along with fragments of what may be the oldest dinosaurs yet discovered.
This exhibit features dinosaur fossils and a variety of mammal-like reptiles discovered in Russia dating back to the late Cretaceous period - 65 million to 145 million years ago.
In fact, the teeth are extremely similar to those of certain mammals and certain very advanced mammal-like reptiles.
By noting that the southern beech tree, certain mammal-like reptiles known as Dicynodonts and other Australian flora and fauna are found only on Gondwana continents, scientists have determined that these continents were once linked .
the scientists say the most significant discoveries among the 3 tons of rock trucked from the Canadian site to Columbia and Harvard are 12 skulls and jaws of mammal-like reptiles known as Tritheledonts.
One of the paleontologist's best weapons in the creation-versus-evolution debate is a family of mammal-like reptiles called Tritylodonts, which clearly show the movement from bones in the lower jaw of reptiles to the ears of mammals.