Sep 12th 2016

Paleontology: Ancient Marine Reptiles (Coursera)

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Paleontology: Ancient Marine Reptiles is a four-lesson course teaching a comprehensive overview of the evolutionary changes that occur when air-breathing terrestrial animals return to water. This course examines the diversity, adaptations, convergence, and phylogenetic relationships of extinct marine reptiles.

Students will explore three major groups of marine reptiles: ichthyosaurs, plesiosaurs, and mosasaurs.