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A revision of Australia's Jurassic plesiosaurs
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences, Palaeobiology.
2012 (English)In: Palaeontology, ISSN 0031-0239, E-ISSN 1475-4983, Vol. 55, no 5, 1125-1138 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Jurassic plesiosaur fossils are exceptionally rarein Australia and currently restricted to a single fragmentaryskeleton (Sinemurian, Razorback beds, Queensland), somearticulated vertebrae (lower Toarcian, Evergreen Formation,Queensland) and a few isolated bones and teeth (Aalenian–Bajocian, Champion Bay Group, Western Australia).These remains are attributable to either indeterminate plesiosaurs,or more specifically to pliosauroids and plesiosauroids,and occur within a variety of fluviatile-lacustrine tocoastal marine depositional settings. Although hampered bytheir incompleteness, Australia’s Jurassic plesiosaurs are significantbecause they include some of the most ancientoccurrences from nonmarine strata, and Gondwanan marinereptiles of a similar age are otherwise very sparselyknown.

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Taylor & Francis, 2012. Vol. 55, no 5, 1125-1138 p.
Keyword [en]
marine reptiles, Lower–Middle Jurassic, nonmarine, Gondwana, palaeobiogeography
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Natural Sciences Other Earth and Related Environmental Sciences
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Earth Science with specialization in Historical Geology and Palaeontology
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-184850DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-4983.2012.01183.xOAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-184850DiVA: diva2:568066
Available from: 2012-11-15 Created: 2012-11-15 Last updated: 2012-12-11Bibliographically approved

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