The Sirenia, commonly referred to as sea cows or sirenians, are an order of fully aquatic, herbivorous mammals that inhabit swamps, rivers, estuaries, marine wetlands, and coastal marine waters. The Sirenia currently comprise the families Dugongidae (the dugong) and Trichechidae (manatees) with a total of four species. The Protosirenidae (Eocene sirenians) and Prorastomidae (terrestrial sirenians) families are extinct. Sirenians are classified in the clade Paenungulata, alongside the elephants and the hyraxes, and evolved in the Eocene 50 million years ago. The Dugongidae diverged from the Trichechidae in the late Eocene or early Oligocene. Sirenians grow to between 2.5 and 4 metres (8.2 and 13.1 feet) in length and 1,500 kilograms (3,300 pounds) in weight. The now extinct Stellers sea cow was the largest sirenian to have lived, and could reach lengths of 8 metres (26 feet) and weights of 8 to 10 metric tons (8.8 to 11.0 short tons). Sirenians have a large, fusiform body to prevent drag through ...
Synonyms for aquatic mammal in Free Thesaurus. Antonyms for aquatic mammal. 14 words related to aquatic mammal: eutherian, eutherian mammal, placental, placental mammal, cetacean, cetacean mammal, blower, sea cow, sirenian.... What are synonyms for aquatic mammal?
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Several workers have made a strong case that changes in outcrop preservation and availability exert a substantial bias on coincident changes in Phanerozoic biodiversity (e.g. Raup 1972; Peters & Foote 2001, 2002; Smith 2001; Smith & McGowan 2007). However, most of the studies corroborating the prevalence of such a bias have focused on global marine diversity (Peters & Foote 2001, 2002; Smith 2001; Smith & McGowan 2007) or large faunal groups at high taxonomic levels, such as Mollusca (Crampton et al. 2003). The results of the present study stand in contrast to both their main conclusions and the comprehensiveness of the faunal groups investigated. None of the three groups of marine mammals examined here exceeds the level of a mammalian order. More importantly, the results of this study provide only limited evidence for a strong influence of the amount of available rock on marine mammal palaeodiversity, since all of the correlations of marine mammal diversity with outcrop area observed here are ...
Belardo (foaled 2 April 2012) is an Irish-bred, British-trained Thoroughbred racehorse. A son of Lope de Vega he is owned in partnership by Prince A. A. Faisal and Godolphin Racing and trained in Nemarket by Roger Varian. In 2014 he won two of his first four races including the Washington Singer Stakes before recording an upset victory in the Dewhurst Stakes. He was rated the best two-year-old to race in Europe that year. He failed to win as a three-year-old in 2015 but returned to winning form on his first start of 2016 with victory in the Listed Doncaster Mile Stakes and went on to take the Lockinge Stakes. Belardo is a bay horse with a white blaze bred in Ireland by the County Kilkenny-based Ballylinch Stud. He is from the first crop of foals sired by the Prix du Jockey Club winner Lope de Vega: other foals from Lope de Vegas first crop included the winners of the Gran Criterium, Sirenia Stakes and Cornwallis Stakes. Belardos dam Danakaya won only one minor race but was placed in both the ...
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MARINE MAMMALS. (plate VIII., p. 216). Section I.-Introductory Remarks Most of the recent writers on geographical distribution have confined their attention to terrestrial Mammals, or at any rate have but casually alluded to the marine groups of that Class. The seven previous chapters having been devoted to the terrestrial Mammals, it is proposed now to examine the principal facts connected with the distribution over the worlds surface of the Marine or aquatic members of the Class.. Aquatic Mammals which pass their lives entirely, or for the greater part, in the water are, of course, subject to very different laws of distribution from the terrestrial forms. As regards aquatic Mammals, land is of course an impassable barrier to their extension, and, subject to restrictions in certain cases, water offers them a free passage. Just the opposite is the case with the terrestrial Mammals, to which in most cases land offers a free passage, while seas and rivers restrain the extension of their ...
MARINE MAMMALS. (plate VIII., p. 216). Section I.-Introductory Remarks Most of the recent writers on geographical distribution have confined their attention to terrestrial Mammals, or at any rate have but casually alluded to the marine groups of that Class. The seven previous chapters having been devoted to the terrestrial Mammals, it is proposed now to examine the principal facts connected with the distribution over the worlds surface of the Marine or aquatic members of the Class.. Aquatic Mammals which pass their lives entirely, or for the greater part, in the water are, of course, subject to very different laws of distribution from the terrestrial forms. As regards aquatic Mammals, land is of course an impassable barrier to their extension, and, subject to restrictions in certain cases, water offers them a free passage. Just the opposite is the case with the terrestrial Mammals, to which in most cases land offers a free passage, while seas and rivers restrain the extension of their ...
A flyway approach conserves some of Asias most beautiful wetlands and waterbirds Terminal Report of the UNEP/GEF Siberian Crane Wetland Project: Development of a Wetland Site and Flyway Network for Conservation of the Siberian Crane and Other Migratory Waterbirds in Asia, GF/2712-03-4627
This meeting of the Working Group took place in Accra (Ghana) from 31 August to 2 September 2012, at the kind invitation of the Wildlife Division of the Forestry Commission of Ghana. The organization of this meeting was made possible thanks to a voluntary contribution from Switzerland. BirdLife International provided additional funds for the hiring of a Coordinator, whose main role is to draft the Action Plan in close cooperation with the Working Group.
An important consideration in the study of hormones is their variability in response to internal and external stimuli, which can provide insight into a variety of biological processes of interest to conservation and management. This essential variability is, of course, what makes these molecules valuable to study, but it adds interesting complications to the sample collection. Traditional blood samples can be difficult if not impossible to collect from large, free-range, terrestrial or aquatic mammals. Furthermore, even if you can catch your subjects, the very act of collecting invasive samples like blood can stress the animal and change the hormone profile youre trying to determine.. Fortunately, many hormones can be reliably measured in non-invasive sample types such as feces, urine, saliva, mucus, hair, nails, baleen, feathers etc. Studies have shown1-3 that many hormones and messenger molecules retain the same relative concentration trends in these sorts of non-invasive samples as are ...
LAJAM is a scientific journal publishing scholarly articles on research, management and conservation biology of aquatic mammals in Latin America
LAJAM is a scientific journal publishing scholarly articles on research, management and conservation biology of aquatic mammals in Latin America
Whether Stellers sea cow had any natural predators is unknown. It may have been hunted by killer whales and sharks, though its buoyancy may have made it difficult for killer whales to drown, and the rocky kelp forests in which the sea cow lived may have deterred sharks. According to Steller, the adults guarded the young from predators.[6]. Steller described an ectoparasite on the sea cows that was similar to the whale louse (Cyamus ovalis), but the parasite remains unidentified due to the hosts extinction and loss of all original specimens collected by Steller.[15] It was first formally described as Sirenocyamus rhytinae in 1846 by Johann Friedrich von Brandt. It was the only species of cyamid amphipod to be reported inhabiting a sirenian.[16] Steller also identified an endoparasite on the sea cows, which was likely an ascarid nematode.[12]. Like other sirenians, Stellers sea cow was an obligate herbivore and spent most of the day feeding, only lifting its head every 4 to 5 minutes for ...
Other examples of sirenian multispecies communities are found in the Early Oligocene of Puerto Rico and the Early Miocene of India, among others (more on this sometime in the future). In addition, in the Pacific, sirenians were not the only herbivorous marine mammals. In the northern Pacific region, sirenians seem to have shared their resources with the desmostylians (see picture below), an interesting (and bizarre) group of mammals that lived from the Oligocene to the Miocene and were presumably feeding and spending time in the marine realm (Domning et al., 1986; Inuzuka et al., 1994). Whereas, in the southeastern Pacific, fossils of aquatic sloths (Thalassocnus spp.) have been found in the same formations as sirenians (Muizon & McDonald, 1995; Canto et al., 2008; Muizon & Domning, 1985; Bianucci et al., 2006; Domning & Aguilera, 2008 ...
Stellers sea cow was unknown to science until 1741, when it was described by German naturalist Georg W. Steller, who accompanied Vitus Bering on his voyage of discovery in the North Pacific. No preserved specimens exist today, but the sea cow was certainly the largest sirenian. Reaching a length of 9-10 metres (over 30 feet) and a weight of perhaps 10 metric tons (22,000 pounds), it was much larger than present-day manatees and dugongs. Like the dugong, the sea cow had a relatively small head and a broad, horizontal forked tail fluke. Small stumpy flippers near the front of the body were used for moving over rocky areas and for holding fast to rocks in rough seas. The barklike skin was dark brown, sometimes streaked or spotted with white. Sea cows had no teeth; instead, they relied on horny plates in the mouth to compact their soft food, which consisted of kelp and seaweed near the oceans surface along the shore. They floated at the surface but had little ability to submerge and thus were easy ...
Looking for Hydromalis? Find out information about Hydromalis. see sirenian sirenian or sea cow, name for a large aquatic mammal of the order Sirenia. Living sirenians are the dugong and the manatee, both found in warm,... Explanation of Hydromalis
2016. Signore, A.V., J.L.A. Paijmans, M. Hofreiter, M.S. Springer, and K.L. Campbell. 2016. Emergence of a chimeric pseudogene altered hemoglobin evolution during the aquatic transition of Sirenia. [in review]. Signore, A.V., A. Fago, R.E. Weber, and K.L. Campbell. 2016. Evolved changes in hemoglobin of the extinct Stellers sea cow (Hydrodamalis gigas) reveal unexpected mechanisms of thermal adaptation. [in review]. 2015. Springer, M.S., A.V. Signore, J.L.A. Paijmans, D.P. Domning, J. Velez-Juarbe, C. Bauer, K. He, L. Crerar, P.F. Campos, W.J. Murphy, R.M. Meredith, J. Gatesy, E. Willerslev, R.D.E. MacPhee, M. Hofreiter and K.L. Campbell. 2015. Interordinal gene capture, the phylogenetic position of Stellers sea cow based on molecular and morphological data, and the macroevolutionary history of Sirenia. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 91(10):178-193 ...
The sea cow grew at least 8 metres (26 ft) to 9 meters or 30 feet long, much larger than the manatee or dugong. Stellers work contains two contradictory weights: 4 and 24.3 tons. The true value probably lies between these figures, around 8-10 tons. It looked somewhat like a large seal, but had two stout forelimbs and a whale-like tail and the fluke. According to Steller, "The animal never comes out on shore, but always lives in the water. Its skin is black and thick, like the bark of an old oak…, its head in proportion to the body is small…, it has no teeth, but only two flat white bones-one above, the other below". It was completely tame, according to Steller. They fed on a variety of kelp. Wherever sea cows had been feeding, heaps of stalks and roots of kelp were washed ashore. The sea cow was also a slow swimmer and apparently was unable to submerge. ...
In the US, marine mammals in the US are protected by the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA). Most of these species are listed by CITES and thus international trade in their products is restricted. Therefore, commercial sale of unfossilized marine mammal bone is largely prohibited. Sale of Stellers sea cow (Hydrodamalis gigas) bone is legal, however, since the animals have been extinct since 1768. The current study outlines a simple test that can identify bone which is bona fide Stellers sea cow - and thus legal to sell. The test uses a segment of the D-loop of the mitochondrion, which has the power to exclude samples which are not specifically H. gigas or a Sirenian relative. The test also includes a reliable method to extract DNA from bone and amplify it using PCR. Extracted DNA was sequenced to verify that only manatees, dugongs, elephants and their relatives produced a positive result. Using this test, products being sold commercially as legal
Heres the back story. As some of you may, or may not know, sirenians are closely related to elephants, and more distantly to other African mammals, such as rock hyraxes and aardvarks, among others (Asher et al., 2003); altogether these organisms are classified as Afrotherians (= African beasts). As the name implies, these organisms are either endemic of the African continent, or evolved there originally. The earliest proboscidean (elephants and their kin) appeared in what is now Morocco in the middle Paleocene (~60 million years ago) (Gheerbrant, 2009). This implies that the split between sirenians and proboscideans occurred in the early Paleocene (65.5-61.7 mya) somewhere in the northern half of the African continent. However, as we know, the fossil record is far from perfect, and for many years, that of sirenian implied that they originated outside of the African continent. The oldest-most-primitive sirenians, Prorastomus sirenoides Owen, 1855, and Pezosiren portelli Domning, 2001, ...
Manatees: The original "sirens of the sea." Manatees actually belong to the order Sirenia; which originates from the word "siren." Sirens are the legendary Greek sea beauties that lured sailors into the sea. It is thought that the oldtime mermaid sightings were actually sirenians rather than the mythical half woman, half fish creature.. Crystal River is a quaint town in Florida where you can snorkel with the manatees as they make their way up into warmer waters to to wait out the cooler winter weather. Although in the past, the best months to view manatees up close in their environment was November through April, in recent years, manatees can be found in Crystal River year round. Manatees have a low metabolic rate and usually dont live in water that is less than 68 degrees Fahrenheit. During the winter months, as many as 500 manatees can be found in the Crystal River area. After arriving in Tampa, Florida and droving the 1.5 hours to Crystal River, we were tired but excited for the next days ...
Fossils are present in high numbers and often show excellent quality of preservation. The most conspicuous fossils are the skeletons and bones of whales and sea cows, and over several hundred fossils of these have been documented. The fossils of whales vary from single bones to entire skeletons, and a number of partial skeletons are currently on display in the public part of the park. The two common whales are the large Basilosaurus, and the smaller (3 to 5 metre) Dorudon. At least two other species are known from rarer remains. The whales possess small hind limbs, that are not seen in modern whales, and a powerful skull with teeth similar to those of carnivorous land mammals. Other mammals are represented by the skeletons of three species of sirenia or sea cows. These were fully marine like the whales, and likewise show primitive features not seen in modern species and possess teeth that suggest that they grazed on seagrasses and other marine plants. Bones of the primitive elephant Moeritherium ...
Look at the hand/flipper, its huge, and very dugong or manatee like (see the more detailed picture below). You see, G. W. Steller was one of the few persons to give an account of H. gigas from observing live (or recently killed) specimens (and hence the name Stellers sea cow). His description of the hand is significant because the morphology is unlike that of any other known sirenian (Steller, 1899). According to Stellers description, the forelimb of H. gigas had no fingers, in fact he describes the ends of the limb as having a posteriorly oriented hook-like structure made up of, most likely, stratified squamous keratinized epithelium (thickened hardened skin). The habitat of H. gigas were shallow waters where feeding would have exposed them to higher wave action, therefore the loss of fingers as well as having a hardened pad or surface would have provided more traction when using the forelimbs as propulsion or stabilization in these shallower waters. Domning (1978) concluded from the ...
Christopher Columbus had a lot of misconceptions about where he wound up in 1492 and what he saw. Mermaids were listed in one of his journal accounts. But to Chris credit mermaids had been around in literature basically since the beginning of literature. The name Sirenia (the order manatees are found in) is in reference to the "sirens" of Greek Mythology. I guess being on a boat in the ocean for a long time can play tricks with your mind but making an alluring beauty out of a lumbering sea cow could mean youve been at sea too long.. Now thats not to say manatees arent cute, especially in their natural environment. These aquatic behemoths can grow to more than 10 feet in length and weigh more than 1,200 pounds. They have two short forelimbs or flippers with three or four large "fingernails" at the tips. The large head has a wrinkled face with prehensile lips used to grasp and rip aquatic vegetation. Their skin is gray but it is quite often covered with a combination of algae and barnacles. ...
To discover interordinal relationships of living and fossil placental mammals and the time of origin of placentals relative to the Cretaceous-Paleogene (K-Pg) boundary, we scored 4541 phenomic characters de novo for 86 fossil and living species. Combining these data with molecular sequences, we obtained a phylogenetic tree that, when calibrated with fossils, shows that crown clade Placentalia and placental orders originated after the K-Pg boundary. Many nodes discovered using molecular data are upheld, but phenomic signals overturn molecular signals to show Sundatheria (Dermoptera + Scandentia) as the sister taxon of Primates, a close link between Proboscidea (elephants) and Sirenia (sea cows), and the monophyly of echolocating Chiroptera (bats). Our tree suggests that Placentalia first split into Xenarthra and Epitheria; extinct New World species are the oldest members of Afrotheria.
Let me show you about marine mammals on The Dugong Facts. Dugong has a medium sized body. Dugong has a close relationship with Hydrodamalis gigas or Stellers sea cow. Dugong is considered as a unique mammal because it is herbivorous. The main diet of dugong is sea grass. There is no need to wonder that dugong lives in the area filled with seagrass. Therefore, the people can spot dugong in inter-reefal waters, bays, water of inshore islands and mangrove channels. Check other facts about dugong in the following post below:. ...
Palacios DM, Martins CCA, Olavarría C. Aquatic mammal science in Latin America: a bibliometric analysis for the first eight years of the Latin American Journal of Aquatic Mammals (2002-2010). Latin American Journal of Aquatic Mammals. 2011 ;9(2):42-64. ...
A DEAD dugong washed up on Cooya Beach last week has reignited de-bate over gill net-ting and high-lighted its im-pact on the lo-cal fish, dugong and tur-tle pop-u-la-tion.. While the dugong has no mark-ings to prove the cause of death, co-or-di-na-tor for the Net-work for Sus-tain-able Fish-ing in the Dou-glas re-gion David Cook, who has spent 25 years in com-mer-cial fish-eries, be-lieves the dugong was drowned by a net.. "Dr Jen-nie Gil-bert ex-am-ined the photo of the dead dugong and said a starved dugong has a look about it - the head has a very dis-tinct sunken shape like a peanut and that an-i-mal didnt," he said.. "I think the most likely cause of death was nets, I have had re-ports there is a sig-nif-i-cant level of il-le-gal net-ting go-ing on in ad-di-tion to le-gal net-ting.". There has been a sig-nif-i-cant de-cline over the past decade in the numbers of dif-fer-ent species of in-shore fish, in-clud-ing trevally, queen-fish, milk-fish, blue and king salmon, grey mack-erel and ...
The sea otter is one of the very smallest marine mammals, and spends most of its life in the sea. Males weigh about 100 pounds and are about five feet long,
7-9.5 mya. This extinct sirenian was found in the Lower Bone Valley formation of the phosphate mines of Polk County, Florida, in 1978 by Melvin McClain. Its modern relatives are the manatees and modern dugong (dugong dugon).
(2008) Tabuce et al. Mammalia. The supraordinal mammalian clade Afrotheria was first recognized in its entirety based on DNA analysis dating to the mid-1990s. Since then, this African clade, which includes proboscideans, siren...
Narwhals are aquatic mammals known for the giant tusk that protrudes from their upper lip. These mammals live in artic waters and can spend more than three hours at a time underwater at great depths that would crush other animals ...
Narwhals are aquatic mammals known for the giant tusk that protrudes from their upper lip. These mammals live in artic waters and can spend more than three hours at a time underwater at great depths that would crush other animals ...
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Other examples of sirenian multispecies communities are found in the Early Oligocene of Puerto Rico and the Early Miocene of India, among others (more on this sometime in the future). In addition, in the Pacific, sirenians were not the only herbivorous marine mammals. In the northern Pacific region, sirenians seem to have shared their resources with the desmostylians (see picture below), an interesting (and bizarre) group of mammals that lived from the Oligocene to the Miocene and were presumably feeding and spending time in the marine realm (Domning et al., 1986; Inuzuka et al., 1994). Whereas, in the southeastern Pacific, fossils of aquatic sloths (Thalassocnus spp.) have been found in the same formations as sirenians (Muizon & McDonald, 1995; Canto et al., 2008; Muizon & Domning, 1985; Bianucci et al., 2006; Domning & Aguilera, 2008 ...
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The Permian odonatopteran Protanisoptera are discovered for the first time in the playa palaeoenvironments of Gonfaron and Lodève (Southern France). The new genus and species Bansheepteron gonfaronensis is erected and described on the basis of a distal half of a wing from the Guadalupian of Gonfaron. It is compared with all the previously described protanisopterans. Another specimen consisting of a basal half of a wing from the Guadalupian of Lodève, attributed to cf. Bansheepteron gonfaronensis, is also described. Furthermore, three new panorthopteran Caloneurodea are described from the Early to Middle Permian (Cisuralian and Guadalupian) of Southern France, viz. Gallogramma galadrieli gen. et sp. nov. from the le Luc Basin (Gonfaron, Var), and Paleuthygramma cf. acuta Carpenter, 1943 from the Lodève Basin (Hérault). These new fossils increase the palaeodiversity of the Caloneurodea, an interesting clade which now gathers six species in the red Permian of the Southern France, making it one ...
Dr Chris Widga and his team thought the remains they were excavating were just another mastodon. But when the jaw appeared, it was unlike anything the team had ever seen. What exactly could it be?. Hed been offering tantalising hints throughout his presentation: an ulna here; a large femur there; a calculated weight of 16 tons for this animal. But it wasnt until he showed an image of the excavated jaw that some of us became really excited.. This wasnt a typical mastodon.. And when someone like Dr Chris Widga - a palaeontologist with extensive proboscidean knowledge - looks at a fossil and isnt sure what it is, its time to pay attention. […]. […]. The Gray Fossil mastodon […] is markedly long with a much thicker chin tusk: two elements that do not indicate Mammut [americanum (American mastodon)].. It was this elongated jaw that prompted them to compare the fossil to another earlier proboscidean species - the gomphothere - which does have elongated jaws and which has been found in ...
New Caledonia is at the eastern limit of the dugongs range. In June 2003 standardized dugong aerial survey methodology was used to estimate the abundance and distribution of dugongs in the coastal waters of New Caledonia, resulting in a population estimate of 1,814 ± SE 332. This represents the largest concentration of dugongs in Melanesia and one of the largest populations in the world, outside Australia and the Arabian region. Calves comprised 7.2% of the population. The observed density of dugongs was highest in the center and southern part of the west coast of the island but not significantly different from the density on the north west and north east. In the central west region, sightings were associated with a pass in the barrier reef and up to a third of the on-survey sightings were outside of the barrier reef. The dugong distribution we observed during June 2003 differs from the reported locations of historical hunts in several respects. ...
Dugongs are large creatures, up to 3 meters long and weighing 400 kilograms. Even though they have small ears and eyes, their hearing and eyesight are excellent. Their heads are round and the mouth on then large fleshy snout faces down towards the seabed, which makes it easy for dugongs to feed on their favourite food - the young shoots of sea grasses. These grow in the muddy beds of shallow waters in northern Australia. Because they graze on sea grasses, dugongs are commonly called sea cows. Dugongs also have moustaches - heavy bristles that are excellent tor helping find the sea grasses in the murky water stirred up when they tear out the whole plant, roots and all. They manoeuvre the sea grasses into their mouths with their sensitive upper lip ...
The role of scientists in sirenian conservation in developing countries. In: E.E. Hines, J. E. Reynolds III, L.V. Aragones, A.A. Mignucci-Giannoni, and M. Marmontel (eds.), Sirenian Conservation: Issues and Strategies in Developing Countries (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2012), 243-245. Hines, E.E., Daryl P. Domning, L.V. Aragones, M. Marmontel, A.A. Mignucci-Giannoni, and J.E. Reynolds, III.. ...
The role of scientists in sirenian conservation in developing countries. In: E.E. Hines, J. E. Reynolds III, L.V. Aragones, A.A. Mignucci-Giannoni, and M. Marmontel (eds.), Sirenian Conservation: Issues and Strategies in Developing Countries (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2012), 243-245. Hines, E.E., Daryl P. Domning, L.V. Aragones, M. Marmontel, A.A. Mignucci-Giannoni, and J.E. Reynolds, III.. ...
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Melbourne FL: Krieger Publishing Company, 2002. Quarto, publishers cloth. This volume focuses upon cell and molecular biology of aquatic mammals. Methods being used to explore marine mammal biology are discussed, such as genetic tracing of subpopulations of whales and seals by DNA fingerprinting, and use of immune system molecular markers...... More ...
Elasmosaurus was a 46 foot long swimming reptile that lived in the North American Inland Sea. It was a plesiosaur.. It was first discovered in 1868 by a scientist named Edward Drinker Cope who accidentally put the head on the tail. It had 71 cervical vertebrae.[1]. It was suggested by D.M.S. Watson that their method was as surface swimmers, mostly eating with their head above water, darting down to snatch smaller fish which were feeding on plankton.[2][3][4] It is hard to see the benefit of a long neck under water. Aquatic mammals operating under water all have a streamlined torpedo-shape, as did pliosaurs and ichthyosaurs. All the longer-necked families were, from the setting of the teeth and jaws, eaters of small fish. The large number of neck vertebrae is probably linked to the modest degree of flexibility between adjacent vertebrae.. ...
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