Swimming speed estimation of extinct marine reptiles: energetic approach revisited

@inproceedings{Motani2002SwimmingSE,
  title={Swimming speed estimation of extinct marine reptiles: energetic approach revisited},
  author={Ryosuke Motani},
  booktitle={Paleobiology},
  year={2002}
}
  • R. Motani
  • Published in Paleobiology 1 March 2002
  • Environmental Science
Abstract Cruising speeds of Mesozoic marine reptiles have been estimated in the past by using a mathematical model of energetic equilibrium during steady swimming. This method suffered from a significant tendency to overestimate speeds of extant cetaceans for no clear reason, which raised questions about the validity of the approach itself. The present study identifies the factors that caused this shortcoming and proposes corrections and some additional modifications. These include the use of… 

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