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

By Jack M. Callaway,Elizabeth L. Nicholls

Vertebrate evolution has ended in the convergent visual appeal of many teams of initially terrestrial animals that now reside within the sea. between those teams are favourite mammals like whales, dolphins, and seals. There also are reptilian lineages (like plesiosaurs, ichthyosaurs, mosasaurs, thalattosaurs, and others) that experience develop into sea creatures. every one of these marine reptiles, frequently wrongly known as "dinosaurs", are extinct. This edited ebook is dedicated to those extinct teams of marine reptiles. those reptilian analogs characterize priceless types of the myriad variations that allow tetrapods to reside within the ocean.

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

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