By Jack M. Callaway (Editor), Elizabeth L. Nicholls (Editor)
Vertebrate evolution has resulted in the convergent visual appeal of many teams of initially terrestrial animals that now dwell within the sea. between those teams are well-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. almost all these marine reptiles, usually wrongly known as "dinosaurs", are extinct. This edited e-book is dedicated to those extinct teams of marine reptiles. those reptilian analogs characterize worthy types of the myriad variations that let tetrapods to dwell within the ocean. Key good points* First ebook in additional than eighty years committed completely to fossil marine reptiles* files the most up-tp-date study on extinct marine reptiles* ready via the world's such a lot in demand specialists within the box* good illustrated
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1849. Zoological Recreations. New edition with additions. Henry Colburn, London, 384 pp. Buckland, W. 1824. Notice on the Megalosaurus or great fossil lizard of Stonesfield. Transactions of the Geological Society of London (2) 1:390-396. Buckland, W. 1836. The Bridgewater Treatises on the Power, Wisdom and Goodness of God as Manifested in His Creation. Treatise VI. Geology and Mineralogy Considered with Reference to Natural Theology. 2 vohtmes. Pickering, London, Vol. , Vol. 2, 123 pp. Buffetaut, E.
I began this project on study leave at Oxford University from Leicestershire Museums, Arts and Records Service, when holding a Leverhulme Trust Research Fellowship; I thank Dr. T. S. Kemp (University Museum) and Dr. E. A. Newsholme (Merton College) for arranging facilities. I thank Mr. T. Sharpe (NMW) and Mrs. S. Newton (OXFUM) for access and permission to quote archival material, and Mr. T. Sharpe, Dr. P. R. Crowther (Bristol), and Mr. Ken Smith and colleagues (NMS) for supplying illustrations.
Their work was also important in being among the first detailed research on fossil tetrapods radically different from living ones. Until then, with the notable exception of Cuvier's work on pterosaurs (Wellnhofer, 1991), most of the only competent work on large fossil tetrapods had been on animals not grossly different from their living relatives, such as Tertiary and Quaternary mammals, mosasaurs---large marine lizards---from Belgium, and crocodiles from the Jurassic of Yorkshire or Normandy (Buffetaut, 1983, 1987).
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