Secondary adaptation of tetrapods to life in water – Proceedings of the 8th International Meeting, Berlin 2017
Secondary adaptation of tetrapods to life in water – Proceedings of the 8th International Meeting, Berlin 2017
Editor(s): O. Hampe and F. Witzmann
The 8th International Meeting on the Secondary Adaptation of Tetrapods to Life in Water was held in April 2017 at the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin. This conference has taken place every three years since 1996 and has become a tradition for the scientific community studying amniote tetrapods that went back to the aquatic environment, such as marine reptiles (ichthyosaurs, plesiosaurs, crocodilians, and mosasaurs), marine birds (penguins and pelecaniforms), and marine mammals (cetaceans, sirenians, and pinnipeds). Working on and with tetrapods living in water is a fascinating field of science from both a palaeontological and a biological point of view. In addition to traditional areas such as descriptive and comparative morphology and taxonomy, today's rapidly evolving methodologies, such as the use of morphometrics, advanced CT technology, or digital reconstruction, are employed in answering a wide range of palaeontological and zoological questions.
The aim of the proposed Fossil Record special issue is to publish the newest research results in relation to aquatic amniotes. This special issue will be open for all submissions within the scope of the announced topic and to authors who participated in the conference in Berlin.

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