Adaptations for marine habitat and the effect of Triassic and Jurassic predator pressure on development of decompression syndrome in ichthyosaurs

@article{Rothschild2012AdaptationsFM,
  title={Adaptations for marine habitat and the effect of Triassic and Jurassic predator pressure on development of decompression syndrome in ichthyosaurs},
  author={B. Rothschild and Z. Xiaoting and L. Martin},
  journal={Naturwissenschaften},
  year={2012},
  volume={99},
  pages={443-448}
}
  • B. Rothschild, Z. Xiaoting, L. Martin
  • Published 2012
  • Geology, Medicine
  • Naturwissenschaften
  • Decompression syndrome (caisson disease or the “the bends”) resulting in avascular necrosis has been documented in mosasaurs, sauropterygians, ichthyosaurs, and turtles from the Middle Jurassic to Late Cretaceous, but it was unclear that this disease occurred as far back as the Triassic. We have examined a large Triassic sample of ichthyosaurs and compared it with an equally large post-Triassic sample. Avascular necrosis was observed in over 15 % of Late Middle Jurassic to Cretaceous… CONTINUE READING
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