Chun, Li, Rieppel, Olivier and Fraser, Nicholas C Viviparity in a Triassic marine archosauromorph reptile. Vertebreta Palasiatica, 55 (3). pp. 210-217. ISSN 1000-3118

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Abstract

Eggs or embryos have been reported in various groups of fossil reptiles, where viviparity is a common mode of reproduction in aquatic taxa such as the ichthyopterygians, some groups of sauropterygians, mosasauroids, some taxa of choristoderans and certain protorosaurs. Here, we describe a complete embryo of a marine protorosaur, based on a well-preserved, curledup skeleton. The new discovery is referred to a taxon closely related to the remarkable longnecked Dinocephalosaurus. It further confirmed viviparity in an archosauromorph group and
indicates an increasing taxonomic diversity not only within this group, but of Triassic marine reptiles in general.

Item Type: Article
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Subjects: D History General and Old World > DS Asia
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Q Science > QL Zoology
Theme: Understanding the natural world
Department: Natural Sciences
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Depositing User: Ross Anderson
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2017 15:18
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2017 15:18
URI: http://repository.nms.ac.uk/id/eprint/1881

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