Date of Award
Master of Science in Biology
The Diadectomorpha is a central taxon in understanding the origin and early evolution of amniotes. It is considered a sister taxon to Amniota and is so similar to amniotes that some researchers have placed it within the Amniota itself. This group is composed of three families: the Limnoscelidae, the Tseajaiidae, and the Diadectidae. Being the most basal member of this group, the family Limnoscelidae is especially important in these studies.
Wideman, Natalia Kazimiera, "The postcranial skeleton of the family Limnoscelidae and its taxonomic implications for understanding basal amniotes" (2002). Theses Digitization Project. 2254.