Terrestrial origin of viviparity in mesozoic marine reptiles indicated by early triassic embryonic fossils.
- Publisher: Public Library of Science (PLoS)
(issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
Research Article | Biology | Earth Sciences | Paleobiology | Veterinary Science | Developmental Biology | Terrestrial Environments | Ecological Environments | Medicine | Vertebrate Paleontology | Marine Biology | Q | Ecology | R | Evolutionary Biology | Paleontology | Animal Types | Science | Embryology | Terrestrial Ecology
Viviparity in Mesozoic marine reptiles has traditionally been considered an aquatic adaptation. We report a new fossil specimen that strongly contradicts this traditional interpretation. The new specimen contains the oldest fossil embryos of Mesozoic marine reptile that...