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By Jack M. Callaway,Elizabeth L. Nicholls

ISBN-10: 0121552101

ISBN-13: 9780121552107

ISBN-10: 0123912032

ISBN-13: 9780123912039

Vertebrate evolution has ended in the convergent visual appeal of many teams of initially terrestrial animals that now dwell within the sea. between those teams are usual 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 publication is dedicated to those extinct teams of marine reptiles. those reptilian analogs symbolize important types of the myriad variations that allow tetrapods to dwell within the ocean.

  • First publication in additional than eighty years dedicated solely to fossil marine reptiles
  • Documents the most up-tp-date learn on extinct marine reptiles
  • Prepared via the world's so much well-known specialists within the field
  • Well illustrated

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