Ancient Marine Reptiles (Hardcover)

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By Jack M. Callaway (Editor), Elizabeth L. Nicholls (Editor)
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Vertebrate evolution has led to the convergent appearance of many groups of originally terrestrial animals that now live in the sea. Among these groups are familiar mammals like whales, dolphins, and seals. There are also reptilian lineages (like plesiosaurs, ichthyosaurs, mosasaurs, thalattosaurs, and others) that have become sea creatures. Most of these marine reptiles, often wrongly called dinosaurs, are extinct. This edited book is devoted to these extinct groups of marine reptiles. These reptilian analogs represent useful models of the myriad adaptations that permit tetrapods to live in the ocean.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780121552107
ISBN-10: 0121552101
Publisher: Academic Press
Publication Date: February 28th, 1997
Pages: 501
Language: English