Vault tales 196 – Clades – Haplorhini

Well, here again with another ‘Clades’ post which…is another one that can get tricky. I think the name clade has become tricky because of how I broke everything down…but I know what I mean! Anyway, this one will touch upon the ‘Haplorhini’ which in my database, refers to the basal members of the group ofContinue reading “Vault tales 196 – Clades – Haplorhini”

Vault tales 184 – Clades – Eucynodontia

Time to do another quick clades overview. This time, we’re going to head to the base of the mammal family tree! In this instance, I am talking about the Eucynodontia. As a clade, we are looking at the least inclusive group including mammals and Exaeretodon (foreshadow!); in my personal system, this will refer to theContinue reading “Vault tales 184 – Clades – Eucynodontia”

Vault tales 179 – Clades – Euchondrocephali

Already another ‘clades’ post, but this time one with a few more figures at least! This one will be Euchondrocephali–a group of shark-like chondrichthyan fish that are more closely related to the holocephalans (the modern ratfish Chimaera and elephantnose fish Callorhinchus). The funny thing is that for the longest time, these fish were assumed toContinue reading “Vault tales 179 – Clades – Euchondrocephali”

Vault tales 178 – Clades – “Sauropoda”

Today we have another ‘Clades’ and this time…it will take more explanation? When I revamped my database taxonomic details, I realized that some groups were very heavily lumped into one category–even though many groups fit in as ancestors to others, etc. Some groups were also more tightly defined than others, often based on how IContinue reading “Vault tales 178 – Clades – “Sauropoda””

Vault tales 174 – Clades – Eryopiformes

We’re back and with another ‘Clades’ post. This time, it will be a paraphyletic one, ‘Eryopiformes’. This is a crown group of the Temnospondyls, and as the name implies, it consists of the famous big ‘amphibian’ Eryops, but also the rest of the ‘Stereospondyls’–and this group may also include the Gymnophiona, the modern caecillians! AsContinue reading “Vault tales 174 – Clades – Eryopiformes”