Université de Fribourg

Unappreciated diversification of stem archosaurs during the Middle Triassic predated the dominance of dinosaurs

Foth, Christian ; Ezcurra, Martín D. ; Sookias, Roland B. ; Brusatte, Stephen L. ; Butler, Richard J.

In: BMC Evolutionary Biology, 2016, vol. 16, p. 188

Archosauromorpha originated in the middle–late Permian, radiated during the Triassic, and gave rise to the crown group Archosauria, a highly successful clade of reptiles in terrestrial ecosystems over the last 250 million years. However, scientific attention has mainly focused on the diversification of archosaurs, while their stem lineage (i.e. non- archosaurian archosauromorphs) has often...

Bibliothèque cantonale jurassienne

Palaeoenvironmental controls on the distribution of Cretaceous herbivorous dinosaurs

Butler, Richard J. ; Barrett, Paul M.

In: Naturwissenschaften : Organ der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der Wissenschaften : Organ der Gesellschaft deutscher Naturforscher und Aerzte, 2008, vol. 95, p. 1027