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"Unknown creature found in Kostanai oblast, the Kostanaytany.kz.

According to the publication , the animal was found in the village Baganaly Auliekol District . In October last year, the village has been delivered several tons of coal for heating homes of the villagers . A few days ago the school among coal workers discovered an egg the size of a loaf of bread .

For more information: http://tengrinews.kz"



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On 2/15/2017 at 2:41 PM, Collimatrix said:

What?!  Choristoderes have been known to be oviviparous for ages now!  Are they not considered archosaurimorphs anymore or something?

Don't know


The phylogenetic position of choristoderans is also ambiguously resolved in this analysis, but is constrained to the base of either Lepidosauromorpha or Archosauromorpha. Six synapomorphies support the position of choristoderans within Archosauromorpha and Lepidosauromorpha in each case (see Synapomorphies of some trees that include choristoderans in Results). It should be noted that only three additional steps are necessary to force the position of choristoderans outside Sauria, and the present taxonomic and character sample is not focused on non-archosauromorph diapsids. Therefore, this result invites future work testing the phylogenetic position of the group within Neodiapsida in light of the information provided here.


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