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The evolutionary history of polycotylid plesiosaurians

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Polycotylidae is a clade of plesiosaurians that appeared during the Early Cretaceous and became speciose and abundant early in the Late Cretaceous. However, this radiation is poorly understood. Thililua longicollis from the Middle Turonian of Morocco is an enigmatic taxon possessing an atypically long-neck and, as originally reported, a series of unusual cranial features that cause unstable phylogenetic relationships for polycotylids. We reinterpret the holotype specimen of Thililua longicoll...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1098/rsos.172177

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Fischer, V More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
Earth Sciences
Oxford college:
St Edmund Hall
Druckenmiller, PS More by this author
Ketchum, HF More by this author
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Fischer, V
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Royal Society Publisher's website
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Royal Society Open Science Journal website
Volume:
5
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Article: 172177
Publication date:
2018-03-28
Acceptance date:
2018-02-13
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EISSN:
2054-5703
Pubs id:
pubs:824693
URN:
uri:44b2ea0e-0570-48f7-b613-8e1857db8258
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uuid:44b2ea0e-0570-48f7-b613-8e1857db8258
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pubs:824693

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