Eocene lizard from Germany reveals amphisbaenian origins
Johannes Mueller, Christy A Hipsley, Jason J Head, Nikolay Kardjilov, Andre Hilger, Michael Wuttke, Robert R Reisz
Nature | NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2011
We thank S. Schaal for making the specimen available for study, J. J. Wiens for providing his morphometric data set of extant squamates, J. L. Conrad for providing his morphological data set of fossil and extant squamates, I. Manke for technical and administrative support, H. Mewis, H. Stohr and A. Paulke for technical support, C. Bell and D. Evans for discussion, and P. Holroyd, M. Kroniger, M. Cunningham, M.-O. Rodel, K. Seymour, H.-D. Sues and F. Tillack for access to specimens. J.J.H. was funded by Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Discovery and Research Tools and Instruments grants, R.R.R. was funded by a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Discovery grant and the Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung.