Home » Ancient Marine Reptiles by Jack M Callaway
Ancient Marine Reptiles Jack M Callaway

Ancient Marine Reptiles

Jack M Callaway

Published January 1st 1997
ISBN : 9781281054128
ebook
501 pages
Enter the sum

 About the Book 

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 (likeMoreVertebrate 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.Key Features* First book in more than 80 years devoted exclusively to fossil marine reptiles* Documents the most current research on extinct marine reptiles* Prepared by the worlds most prominent experts in the field* Well illustrated