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Plasticity and convergence in the evolution of short-necked plesiosaurs

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Plesiosaurs were the longest-surviving group of secondarily marine tetrapods, comparable in diversity to today's cetaceans. During their long evolutionary history, which spanned the Jurassic and the Cretaceous (201 to 66 Ma), plesiosaurs repeatedly evolved long- and short-necked body plans [1,2]. Despite this postcranial plasticity, short-necked plesiosaur clades have traditionally been regarded as being highly constrained to persistent and clearly distinct ecological niches: advanced members...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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Accepted Manuscript

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10.1016/j.cub.2017.04.052

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St Edmund Hall
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Publisher:
Cell Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Current Biology Journal website
Volume:
27
Issue:
11
Pages:
1667–1676.e3
Publication date:
2017-05-25
Acceptance date:
2017-04-26
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ISSN:
0960-9822
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pubs:691227
URN:
uri:cf794361-6d5f-492c-b534-bdcb1908d27f
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uuid:cf794361-6d5f-492c-b534-bdcb1908d27f
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pubs:691227
Paper number:
11

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