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High diversity, low disparity and small body size in plesiosaurs (Reptilia, Sauropterygia) from the Triassic-Jurassic boundary

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Invasion of the open ocean by tetrapods represents a major evolutionary transition that occurred independently in cetaceans, mosasauroids, chelonioids (sea turtles), ichthyosaurs and plesiosaurs. Plesiosaurian reptiles invaded pelagic ocean environments immediately following the Late Triassic extinctions. This diversification is recorded by three intensively-sampled European fossil faunas, spanning 20 million years (Ma). These provide an unparalleled opportunity to document changes in key mac...

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10.1371/journal.pone.0031838

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
Earth Sciences
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Author
Publisher:
Public Library of Science
Journal:
PLoS ONE More from this journal
Volume:
7
Issue:
3
Pages:
ARTN e31838
Publication date:
2012-03-16
Acceptance date:
2012-01-12
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EISSN:
1932-6203
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English
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pubs:384655
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384655
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2013-11-16

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