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Evolution of the sauropterygian labyrinth with increasingly pelagic lifestyles

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Sauropterygia, a successful clade of marine reptiles abundant in aquatic ecosystems of the Mesozoic, inhabited nearshore to pelagic habitats over >180 million years of evolutionary history [1]. Aquatic vertebrates experience strong buoyancy forces that allow movement in a three-dimensional environment, resulting in structural convergences such as flippers and fish-like bauplans [2 ; 3], as well as convergences in the sensory systems. We used computed tomographic scans of 19 sauropterygian...

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10.1016/j.cub.2017.10.069

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University of Oxford
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MPLS Division
Department:
Earth Sciences
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Early Postdoc Mobility Grant awarded to JMN (P2ZHP3_162102
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Publisher:
Cell Press Publisher's website
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Current Biology Journal website
Volume:
27
Issue:
24
Pages:
3852–3858.e3
Publication date:
2017-12-07
Acceptance date:
2017-10-28
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1879-0445
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0960-982
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739063
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2017-10-28

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