Terrestrial tetrapods in Cretaceous Antarctica

  title={Terrestrial tetrapods in Cretaceous Antarctica},
  author={Ralph E. Molnar},
  journal={Geological Society, London, Special Publications},
  pages={131 - 140}
  • R. Molnar
  • Published 1989
  • Geology
  • Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Abstract The fossil record of continental vertebrates from Antarctica is practically nonexistent, hence the composition of the supposed Mesozoic terrestrial vertebrate fauna must be inferred indirectly. This may be done using the reconstructed positions of the continents during the Mesozoic. These positions suggest the presence in Antarctica of primitive sauropods, large theropods, hypsilophodontian and iguanodontid ornithopods, ankylosaurs, pterosaurs, crocodilians, lungfish and possibly birds… Expand

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