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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 typical 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, usually wrongly referred to as "dinosaurs", are extinct. This edited publication is dedicated to those extinct teams of marine reptiles. those reptilian analogs characterize precious versions of the myriad diversifications that let tetrapods to reside within the ocean. Key positive factors* First publication in additional than eighty years committed solely to fossil marine reptiles* files the most up-tp-date examine on extinct marine reptiles* ready by means of the world's so much trendy specialists within the box* good illustrated

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I am especially grateful to Dr. H. S. Torrens (as always), Dr. A. J. Desmond, and Dr. N. Penny for discussion and information, and to Dr. C. McGowan and Professor W. A. S. Sarjeant for helpful referees' reports. E. 1976. The Naturalist in Britain. A Social History. Allen Lane, Harmondsworth, 292 pp. Allen, D. E. 1985. The early professionals in British natural history. IN A. Wheeler and J. H. ), From Linnaeus to Darwin: Commentaries on the History of Biology and Geology, pp. 1-12. Society for the History of Natural History, London.

Callaway advanced thunniform ichthyosaurs. New records of old and new species of ichthyosaurs are adding to our knowledge of the paleobiogeography of these marine reptiles. Recent studies on the paleobiogeography of Triassic ichthyosaurs are those of Mazin and Sander (1993) and Sander and Mazin (1993).

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