anapsid

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anapsid

a member of the Anapsida, a group of reptiles in which the skull lacks a temporal FOSSA. The Anapsida include Seymouria, tortoises and turtles.
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However, Modesto (2006), who obtained a similar topology to Tsuji (2006), pointed out that the more inclusive clade ('Parareptilia' sensu Tsuji 2006 and Mesosauridae) could be applied the name 'Anapsida' sensu Gauthier (1994), 'Parareptilia' sensu Laurin and Reisz (1995) or 'Proganosauria' sensu Modesto (1999).