By: Richard Ellis
313 pages, 51 b/w illustrations
Working from the fossil record, Ellis explores the natural history of these fierce predators, speculates on their habits, and describes how they eventually became extinct. He traces the 200-million-year history of the great ichthyosaurs, plesiosaurs and mosasaurs who swam the ancient oceans, drawing on up-to-date research vividly to reconstruct their lives and habitats. Ellis' own very fine illustrations accompany his text.
- Isn't that the Loch Ness monster?
- the marine reptiles
- the ichthyosaurs
- the plesiosaurs
- the pliosaurs
- the Mosasaurs
- the "reason" for extinction
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