Pelagic neonatal fossils support viviparity and precocial life history of Cretaceous mosasaurs

@article{Field2015PelagicNF,
  title={Pelagic neonatal fossils support viviparity and precocial life history of Cretaceous mosasaurs},
  author={Daniel J. Field and Aaron R. H. LeBlanc and Adrienne Gau and Adam D. Behlke},
  journal={Palaeontology},
  year={2015},
  volume={58},
  pages={401-407}
}
Mosasaurs were large marine squamates that inhabited all of the world's oceans during the Late Cretaceous. Their success as apex predators has been attributed to their rapid acquisition of aquatic adaptations, which allowed them to become fully pelagic. However, little is known about the breeding biology of derived, flipper-bearing mosasaurs, as the record of neonatal mosasaur fossils is extremely sparse. Here, we report on the fragmentary cranial remains of two neonatal mosasaurs from the… Expand
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