Early Jurassic plesiosaurs from Australia

Thulborn R.A. and Warren A. (1980) Early Jurassic plesiosaurs from Australia. Nature, 285 5762: 224-225. doi:10.1038/285224a0


Author Thulborn R.A.
Warren A.
Title Early Jurassic plesiosaurs from Australia
Journal name Nature   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0028-0836
Publication date 1980-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1038/285224a0
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 285
Issue 5762
Start page 224
End page 225
Total pages 2
Language eng
Subject 2700 Medicine
1000 General
Abstract Remains of plesiosaurs (aquatic reptiles of the suborder Plesiosauria, order Sauropterygia) are known from Cretaceous sediments in every continent , including Antarctica. Jurassic plesiosaurs, by contrast, seem to have had a more restricted distribution, and are virtually unknown outside the Northern Hemisphere. We report here the discovery of two plesiosaur specimens in the Lower Jurassic of the eastern part of the Surat Basin, Queensland. These are the earliest adequate examples of plesiosaurs to be discovered in the Gondwana continents, and they greatly extend the known geographical range of early sauropterygians.
Q-Index Code C1
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