ON THE CRANIAL MORPHOLOGY OF ICHTHYOSAURS

@inproceedings{Appleby2009ONTC,
  title={ON THE CRANIAL MORPHOLOGY OF ICHTHYOSAURS},
  author={R. Appleby},
  year={2009}
}
  • R. Appleby
  • Published 2009
  • Biology
  • One of the difficulties in the study of ichthyosaurs has been the lack of ossification, said to be a common characteristic of aquatic groups. This difficulty has been partially removed by the discovery of a specimen of Ophthalmosaurus which is particularly well ossified, revealing clear facets which are not usually present. This specimen, together with well preserved skulls of Ichthyosaurus, Leptopterygius and Stenopterygius and many other isolated elements and fragments of Ichthyosaurus s.l… CONTINUE READING
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