Peculiarities of the Structure and Locomotor Function of the Tail in Sauropterygia

@article{Sennikov2019PeculiaritiesOT,
  title={Peculiarities of the Structure and Locomotor Function of the Tail in Sauropterygia},
  author={A. G. Sennikov},
  journal={Biology Bulletin},
  year={2019},
  volume={46},
  pages={751 - 762}
}
  • A. G. Sennikov
  • Published 2019
  • Biology
  • Biology Bulletin
  • Among ancient and modern marine reptiles, several structural types of the locomotor apparatus were or are present, supporting different styles of swimming. Ichthyosaurs, mosasaurs, saltwater crocodiles, and representatives of many other groups swam or swim with horizontal undulations of the body primarily using the tail with a vertical caudal fin. Sea turtles with a reduced tail and their body completely immobilized by the shell use only limbs transformed into flippers for swimming… CONTINUE READING

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