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Integration of molecules and new fossils supports a Triassic origin for Lepidosauria (lizards, snakes, and tuatara)

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Evolutionary Biology, January 2013
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Title
Integration of molecules and new fossils supports a Triassic origin for Lepidosauria (lizards, snakes, and tuatara)
Published in
BMC Evolutionary Biology, January 2013
DOI 10.1186/1471-2148-13-208
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Authors

Marc EH Jones, Cajsa Anderson, Christy A Hipsley, Johannes Müller, Susan E Evans, Rainer R Schoch

Abstract

Lepidosauria (lizards, snakes, tuatara) is a globally distributed and ecologically important group of over 9,000 reptile species. The earliest fossil records are currently restricted to the Late Triassic and often dated to 227 million years ago (Mya). As these early records include taxa that are relatively derived in their morphology (e.g. Brachyrhinodon), an earlier unknown history of Lepidosauria is implied. However, molecular age estimates for Lepidosauria have been problematic; dates for the most recent common ancestor of all lepidosaurs range between approximately 226 and 289 Mya whereas estimates for crown-group Squamata (lizards and snakes) vary more dramatically: 179 to 294 Mya. This uncertainty restricts inferences regarding the patterns of diversification and evolution of Lepidosauria as a whole.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 4 2%
Germany 2 1%
Spain 2 1%
Italy 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Sweden 1 <1%
Russia 1 <1%
Unknown 168 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 43 24%
Student > Bachelor 29 16%
Researcher 24 13%
Student > Master 24 13%
Professor 13 7%
Other 27 15%
Unknown 21 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 104 57%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 25 14%
Environmental Science 9 5%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 9 5%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 1%
Other 6 3%
Unknown 26 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 207. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 21 June 2022.
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