Group of reptiles characterised by having two holes (temporal fenestra) in each side of their skulls. The first diapsids appeared in the late Carboniferous period. Living diapsids include all crocodiles, lizards, snakes and tuatara.
Diapsid
Information from Wikipedia on this group of reptiles characterised by having two holes, the temporal fenestra, in their skulls.
Diapsida
Information from the Tree of Life Web Project on this group of reptiles which includes lizards, Sphenodon, crocodylians, birds and their extinct relatives.
Drepanosauridae
Information from Wikipedia on this family of reptiles from the late Triassic, characterized by their distinctive triangular skulls which resemble the skulls of birds.
Drepanosaurus unguicaudatus
Provides information on this medium-sized reptile and its anatomy with several photographs of its fossilized remains.
Endennasaurus
Information and a photograph of a well preserved specimen from northern Italy.
Megalancosaurus
Photographs and information on this small diapsid reptile from the Late Triassic of Northern Italy.
Mystriosuchus
Illustration of this crocodile-like diapsid from the Upper Triassic, its description and some photographs.
Vallesaurus
Photograph of a complete specimen of this drepanosaurid reptile and its description.
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