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Wahl W.R. (2006)
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Wahl W.R. (2006) A juvenile plesiosaur (Reptilia: Sauropterygia) assemblage from the Sundance Formation (Jurassic), Natrona County, Wyoming // Paludicola. V.5. P.255–261.
http://www.bhbfonline.org/AboutUs/juvplesio.pdf
The predominance of juveniles from one taxon is rarely found in faunal studies. However, the presence of seven juveniles in a sample of ten cryptocleidoid plesiosaurs from the Redwater Shale Member of the Sundance Formation of Natrona County, Wyoming may be such a paleocommunity. Juvenile characters are recognized by the lack of facets and ossification on the distal ends of the propodials and by cross-sections of the limbs. Juveniles have dense pachyosteosclerotic bone structures whereas adults have more spongy, osteoprotic bone. The dense bone of the juveniles suggests a difference in environmental preference between juvenile and adult plesiosaurs.

Other publications (mainly about Jurassic water reptiles) by W.R. Wahl available from here: http://www.bhbfonline.org/AboutUs/WilliamRWahl.html


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