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Plioplatecarpus (Dollo, 1882). Animal plongeur des grandes profondeurs?
Quinet, G.E. (1964). Plioplatecarpus (Dollo, 1882). Animal plongeur des grandes profondeurs? Med. K. Belg. Inst. Nat. Wet. XL(7): 1-29
In: Bulletin. Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique. Mededelingen. Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen. KBIN: Brussel. ISSN 0368-0177, more
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Keywords
    Fossils; Mesozoic; Ichthyosauria; Plioplatecarpus; Marine

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  • Quinet, G.E.

Abstract
    The thesis of L.Dollo is based on five special arguments:a) Weak dentition b) Orbites turned upwards c) Basioccipital canal and hypoblasilare d) Short torax, strong anterior fin e) Tympanic calcified gill-cover. None of these arguments is valid in an absolute way.

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