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Ancient Marine Reptiles by Jack M. Callaway,Elizabeth L. Nicholls

By Jack M. Callaway,Elizabeth L. Nicholls

Vertebrate evolution has resulted in the convergent visual appeal of many teams of initially terrestrial animals that now stay within the sea. between those teams are common mammals like whales, dolphins, and seals. There also are reptilian lineages (like plesiosaurs, ichthyosaurs, mosasaurs, thalattosaurs, and others) that experience turn into sea creatures. every one of these marine reptiles, frequently wrongly known as "dinosaurs", are extinct. This edited booklet is dedicated to those extinct teams of marine reptiles. those reptilian analogs symbolize valuable versions of the myriad diversifications that let tetrapods to stay within the ocean.

  • First ebook in additional than eighty years dedicated completely to fossil marine reptiles
  • Documents the most up-tp-date study on extinct marine reptiles
  • Prepared through the world's such a lot admired specialists within the field
  • Well illustrated

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