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 regularly occurring 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 referred to as "dinosaurs", are extinct. This edited e-book is dedicated to those extinct teams of marine reptiles. those reptilian analogs symbolize helpful versions of the myriad variations that allow tetrapods to dwell within the ocean.

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

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