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. It is the first book in more than 80 years devoted exclusively to fossil marine reptiles. It documents the most current research on extinct marine reptiles. It is prepared by the world's most prominent experts in the field; and is well illustrated.
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Elizabeth Nicholls is Curator of Marine Reptiles at the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology. She graduated in paleontology from the University of California, Berkeley (1968), where she first became interested in fossil marine reptiles while working for S.P. Welles. Subsequent degrees (M.Sc. and Ph.D) were completed at the University of Calgary. Her study focus there was Cretaceous marine reptiles ofthe Western Interior Seaway. Her research includes publications on dinosaurs, ichthyosaurs, plesiosaurs, mosasaurs, thalattosaurs, and Cretaceous sea turtles.
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Descrizione libro Academic Press, 1997. Condizione libro: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: M.A. Taylor, Foreword. Ichthyosauria: J.M. Callaway, Introduction. P.M. Sander, The paleobiogeography of Shastasaurus. J.M. Callaway, A New Look at Mixosaurus. C. McGowan, A Transitional Ichthyosaur Fauna. R. Motani, Temporal and Spatial Distribution of Tooth Implantation in Ichthyosaurs. Sauropterygia: O.C. Rieppel, Introduction. O.C. Rieppel and H. Hagdorn, Paleobiology of Middle Triassic Sauropterygia in Central and Western Europe. G.W. Storrs, Morphologic and Taxonomic Clarification of the Genus Plesiosaurus. K. Carpenter, Comparative Cranial Anatomy of Two North American Cretaceous Plesiosaurs. Testudines: E.L. Nicholls, Introduction. R. Hirayama, Distribution and Diversity of Cretaceous Chelonoids. D.K. Elliott, G.V. Irby, and J.H. Hutchison, Desmatochelys Iowa, a Marine Turtle from the Upper Cretaceous. R.T.J. Moody, The Paleogeography of Marine and Coastal Turtles of the North Atlantic and Trans-Saharan Regions. Mosasauridae: G.L. Bell, Jr., Introduction. G.L. Bell, Jr., Phylogenetic Revision of North American and Adriatic Mosasauridea. A. Sheldon, Ecological Implications of Mosasaur Bone Microstructure. Crocodylia: S. Hua and E. Buffetaut, Introduction. R.K. Denton, Jr., J.L. Dobie, and D.C. Parris, The Marine Crocodile, Hyposaurus, in North America. Faunas, Behavior, and Evolution: J.A. Massare, Introduction. S.G. Lucas, Marine Reptiles and Mesozoic Biochronology. Z. Gasparini and M. Fernandez, Tithonian Marine Reptiles of the Eastern Pacific. R. Collin and C.M. Janis, Morphological Constraints on Tetropod Feeding Mechanisms: Why Were There No Suspenion-Feeding Marine Reptiles? R.L. Carroll, Mesozoic Marine Reptiles as Models of Long Term, Large-Scale Evolutionary Phenomena. Subject Index. Codice libro della libreria ABE_book_new_0121552101
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