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A new Lower Cretaceous ichthyosaur from Russia reveals skull shape conservatism within Ophthalmosaurinae
Abstract Ophthalmosaurinae is a recently recognized clade of derived ichthyosaurs (marine reptiles) ranging from the Bajocian (Middle Jurassic) to the late Albian (late Early Cretaceous). Whereas theExpand
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Peculiar macrophagous adaptations in a new Cretaceous pliosaurid
During the Middle and Late Jurassic, pliosaurid plesiosaurs evolved gigantic body size and a series of craniodental adaptations that have been linked to the occupation of an apex predator niche.Expand
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Plasticity and Convergence in the Evolution of Short-Necked Plesiosaurs
Plesiosaurs were the longest-surviving group of secondarily marine tetrapods, comparable in diversity to today's cetaceans. During their long evolutionary history, which spanned the Jurassic and theExpand
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Simbirskiasaurus and Pervushovisaurus reassessed: implications for the taxonomy and cranial osteology of Cretaceous platypterygiine ichthyosaurs
The ichthyosaur fossil record is interspersed by several hiatuses, notably during the Cretaceous. This hampers our understanding of the evolution and extinction of this group of marine reptilesExpand
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A review of Russian Upper Jurassic ichthyosaurs with an intermedium/humeral contact. Reassessing Grendelius McGowan, 1976
The Upper Jurassic ichthyosaurs, characterized by the intermedium/humeral contact are known from several localities in Europe and North America. However, they are often described either briefly, orExpand
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A new elasmosaurid plesiosaurian from the Early Cretaceous of Russia marks an early attempt at neck elongation
Plesiosaurian marine reptiles evolved a wide range of body shapes during the Jurassic and Cretaceous, including long-necked forms. Many Late Cretaceous members of the clade Elasmosauridae epitomizedExpand
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New ancyloceratidae (Ammonoidea) from the Aptian of the Ulyanovsk region, Middle Volga
A new genus Pseudoancyloceras gen. nov. with the type species P. calinovense sp. nov. and five new species of Ancyloceratidae (Australiceras (Proaustraliceras) elegans sp. nov., AudoulicerasExpand
Evolution of the Cretaceous short-necked plesiosaurians
1Evolution & Diversity Dynamics Lab, UR Geology, Université de Liège. B18, 14 allée du 6 août, 4000 Liège, Belgique. 2Department of Earth Sciences, University of Oxford, Oxford OX1 3AN, UK.Expand