The reported age of the Kupferschiefer fossil, 257.3±2.6 Ma, is incorrect. The authors have provided the corrected age of 257.3±1.6 Ma.
As a result, the recommended age of the crocodile-lizard split, 254.7 Ma, is also incorrect. The correct recommended age is 255.7 Ma. The authors also report that Archosauromorpha and Lepidosauromorpha diverged prior to 255.7-258.9 Ma rather than 254.7–259.9.
Citation: The PLOS ONE Staff (2014) Correction: The Origin and Early Evolution of Sauria: Reassessing the Permian Saurian Fossil Record and the Timing of the Crocodile-Lizard Divergence. PLoS ONE 9(5): e97828. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0097828
Published: May 13, 2014
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