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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 known 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 referred to as "dinosaurs", are extinct. This edited publication 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 solely to fossil marine reptiles
  • Documents the most up-tp-date examine on extinct marine reptiles
  • Prepared by way of the world's such a lot admired specialists within the field
  • Well illustrated

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