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dc.creatorShelton, Sally Yvonne
dc.date.available2011-02-18T22:45:55Z
dc.date.issued1984-08
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2346/18815en_US
dc.description.abstractParasuchids (=phytosaurs) are characteristic Late Triassic archosaurian reptiles, comprising a family (Parasuchidae) most notable for its striking resemblance to modern crocodilians in superficial skeletal morphology and presumptive ecological niche. Fossil remains of parasuchids have been found in abundance in North America, India, Europe, and North Africa. The profusion of parasuchid fossils, as well as the range of distinct variations within the family, has made these reptiles important in the relative dating and correlation of Late Triassic continental sediments. Of the six genera of parasuchids considered in this study to have been established, four occur in North American deposits; all four are represented in the known vertebrate fauna of the Triassic Dockum Group of Texas.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherTexas Tech Universityen_US
dc.subjectFossilen_US
dc.subjectReptilesen_US
dc.subjectThecodontiaen_US
dc.subjectPaleontologyen_US
dc.titleParasuchid reptiles from the Triassic Dockum Group of West Texas
dc.typeThesis
thesis.degree.nameM.A.
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.disciplineMuseum Science
thesis.degree.grantorTexas Tech University
thesis.degree.departmentMuseum Science
dc.degree.departmentMuseum Scienceen_US
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