By Jack M. Callaway,Elizabeth L. Nicholls

Vertebrate evolution has ended in the convergent visual appeal of many teams of initially terrestrial animals that now stay within the sea. between those teams are universal mammals like whales, dolphins, and seals. There also are reptilian lineages (like plesiosaurs, ichthyosaurs, mosasaurs, thalattosaurs, and others) that experience turn into sea creatures. almost all these marine reptiles, frequently wrongly referred to as "dinosaurs", are extinct. This edited ebook is dedicated to those extinct teams of marine reptiles. those reptilian analogs characterize important types of the myriad variations that let tetrapods to reside within the ocean.

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

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