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A short-limbed lizard from the lower cretaceous of Spain

Evans, SE; Barbadillo, LJ; (1999) A short-limbed lizard from the lower cretaceous of Spain. Special Papers in Palaeontology , 60 pp. 73-85.

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Abstract

The Early Cretaceous (Barremian) locality of Las Hoyas (Cuenca Province, Castilla-La Mancha), Spain, has yielded a relatively diverse lizard assemblage dominated by the scincomorph genus Meyasaurus, but including at least two further taxa: one with long limbs and the other with relatively short limbs. The short-limbed lizard is described here. It resembles Meyasaurus in having a waisted frontal, but differs in many other features including the absence of sculpture on the skull bones, the presence of simple conical rather than bicuspid teeth, and the relative proportions of the limbs to the presacral body length. Comparison with other Jurassic and Early Cretaceous lizards supports the erection of a new taxon, here named Hoyalacerta sanzi gen. et sp. nov. Parsimony analysis suggests that Hoyalacerta is a primitive stem-group lizard, lying outside crown-group Squamata (Iguania + Scleroglossa). © The Palaeontological Association.

Type: Article
Title: A short-limbed lizard from the lower cretaceous of Spain
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences > Div of Biosciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences > Div of Biosciences > Cell and Developmental Biology
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1565724
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