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The Dinosauria$
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David Weishampel

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780520242098

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520242098.001.0001

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Origin and Relationships of Dinosauria

Origin and Relationships of Dinosauria

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(p.6) (p.7) One Origin and Relationships of Dinosauria
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The Dinosauria
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Michael J. Benton

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520242098.003.0002

Dinosaurs belong within Archosauria, a wide group of extinct and extant reptiles that also includes modern crocodilians as well as pterosaurs and various basal groups of Triassic age. This chapter considers the origin of the dinosaurs in terms of phylogeny and the timing of events. It discusses the cladistic analysis of Archosauria, followed by an account of the evolutionary events that led to the radiation of the dinosaurs.

Keywords:   dinosaurs, Archosauria, crocodilians, pterosaurs, phylogeny, cladistic analysis

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