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An Inordinate Fondness for Eukaryotic Diversity

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The tuatara (Sphenodon punctatus, left) is one of only two surviving species in the clade Sphenodontia.

The sister clade to the tuatara is Squamata, which includes the ∼7,000 living species of snakes and lizards, including the ornate day gecko (Phelsuma ornata, right). (Left) from Wikimedia commons, taken by user KeresH, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Henry_at_Invercargill.jpg; (Right) by the author.

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doi: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.1001382.g001