By Jack M. Callaway (Editor), Elizabeth L. Nicholls (Editor)
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 popular 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, usually wrongly known as "dinosaurs", are extinct. This edited booklet is dedicated to those extinct teams of marine reptiles. those reptilian analogs symbolize necessary types of the myriad diversifications that let tetrapods to stay within the ocean. Key gains* First booklet in additional than eighty years committed completely to fossil marine reptiles* files the most up-tp-date learn on extinct marine reptiles* ready through the world's such a lot in demand specialists within the box* good illustrated
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Young (1821) described an ichthyosaur found on the Yorkshire coast at Whitby as being closely related to the Cetacea, especially to Delphinus. Within the next few years many ichthyosaur specimens were described by various workers from England, France, and Germany. Recognition of ichthyosaurs as reptiles rapidly became widespread, but Blainville (1835) concluded that they did not fit comfortably into any existing vertebrate group and created a separate and distinct class, Ichthyosauria, to contain them.
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