Mobility and hydrodynamic implications of the long neck in plesiosaurs

@inproceedings{Troelsen2019MobilityAH,
  title={Mobility and hydrodynamic implications of the long neck in plesiosaurs},
  author={P. Troelsen},
  year={2019}
}
  • P. Troelsen
  • Published 2019
  • Geology
  • Plesiosaurs are extinct marine reptiles that lived during the Mesozoic, well-known for their unique body plan with two pairs of flippers and an elongated neck. What this long neck was used for is unclear. Various hypotheses have been proposed regarding its use, however biomechanical implications of these scenarios remain untested. Even the effects on locomotion are poorly understood. This thesis sets out to explore biomechanical implications of long-necked plesiosaurs. Interpreting results on… CONTINUE READING

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