Plesiosaur locomotion

  title={Plesiosaur locomotion},
  author={L. Halstead},
  journal={Journal of the Geological Society},
  pages={37 - 40}
  • L. Halstead
  • Published 1989
  • Journal of the Geological Society
  • Plesiosaurs are unique in being the only underwater fliers with four ‘wings’, and how the two pairs worked in relation to one another is a matter of some controversy. Newman's hypothesis of porpoising seems to provide a possible solution. Any discussion of plesiosaur locomotion must take into account the different modes of plesiosaur life: the long-necked forms were fish-eating surface paddlers and the short-necked were diving cephalopod feeders. 
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