Locomotory capabilities in the Early Cretaceous ichthyosaur Platypterygius australis based on osteological comparisons with extant marine mammals

@article{Zammit2013LocomotoryCI,
  title={Locomotory capabilities in the Early Cretaceous ichthyosaur Platypterygius australis based on osteological comparisons with extant marine mammals},
  author={Maria Zammit and Benjamin P. Kear and Rachel M. Norris},
  journal={Geological Magazine},
  year={2013},
  volume={151},
  pages={87 - 99}
}
Abstract Reconstructing the swimming capabilities of extinct marine tetrapods is critical for unravelling broader questions about their palaeobiology, palaeoecology and palaeobiogeography. Ichthyosaurs have long been the subject of such investigations because, alongside cetaceans, they are one of the few tetrapod lineages to achieve a highly specialized fish-like body plan. The dominant locomotory mode for the majority of derived, post-Triassic ichthyosaurs is hypothesized to have been caudal… 

A palaeobiogeographical synthesis of Australasian Mesozoic marine tetrapods

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New perspectives on ancient marine reptiles

  • B. KearG. Budd
  • Environmental Science, Geography
    Geological Magazine
  • 2013
Amniotes first invaded saline lagoons and coastal seaways towards the end of the Palaeozoic (Early Permian, ~ 280 Ma: Piñeiro et al. 2012), but by the dawn of the Mesozoic (Early–Middle Triassic, ~

Cretaceous marine amniotes of Australia: perspectives on a decade of new research

  • B. Kear
  • Environmental Science, Geography
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Vertebral size ratios and the ichthyosaurian vertebral column – a case study based on Late Jurassic fossils from North-East Greenland

Vertebral centra are some of the most common fossils from ichthyosaurs and thus valuable for understanding these marine reptiles. This study sets out to provide further information on the dimensional

Reply to “Ichthyosaur embryos outside the mother body: not due to carcass explosion but to carcass implosion” by van Loon (2013)

In his recent discussion on the taphonomy of ichthyosaurs, van Loon (2013) supported—at least partially—the view of Reisdorf et al. (2012) and emphasized that explosion of vertebrate carcasses on the

Can vertebral remains differentiate more than one species of Australian Cretaceous ichthyosaur?

Abstract All currently described Cretaceous ichthyosaur remains in Australia have been referred to the single taxon Platypterygius australis M’Coy 1867, primarily on the basis of skull morphology.

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