Benjamin P Kear

Summary

Affiliation: South Australia
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. pmc Unusual gut contents in a Cretaceous ichthyosaur
    Benjamin P Kear
    South Australian Museum, North Terrace, Adelaide 5000, Australia
    Proc Biol Sci 270:S206-8. 2003
  2. pmc First gut contents in a Cretaceous sea turtle
    Benjamin P Kear
    School of Earth and Environmental Science, University of Adelaide, Adelaide 5006, Australia
    Biol Lett 2:113-5. 2006
  3. pmc A primitive protostegid from Australia and early sea turtle evolution
    Benjamin P Kear
    School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Adelaide, Adelaide 5005, Australia
    Biol Lett 2:116-9. 2006
  4. pmc An archaic crested plesiosaur in opal from the Lower Cretaceous high-latitude deposits of Australia
    Benjamin P Kear
    School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia
    Biol Lett 2:615-9. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Elasmosaur (Reptilia: Sauropterygia) neck flexibility: implications for feeding strategies
    Maria Zammit
    School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Darling Building, DP 418, North Terrace Campus, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia 5005, Australia
    Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol 150:124-30. 2008

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Publications5

  1. pmc Unusual gut contents in a Cretaceous ichthyosaur
    Benjamin P Kear
    South Australian Museum, North Terrace, Adelaide 5000, Australia
    Proc Biol Sci 270:S206-8. 2003
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  2. pmc First gut contents in a Cretaceous sea turtle
    Benjamin P Kear
    School of Earth and Environmental Science, University of Adelaide, Adelaide 5006, Australia
    Biol Lett 2:113-5. 2006
    ..However, the evidence here that at least some forms were able to utilize benthic invertebrate prey indicates that, like modern sea turtles, protostegids probably exhibited a much broader range of feeding habits...
  3. pmc A primitive protostegid from Australia and early sea turtle evolution
    Benjamin P Kear
    School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Adelaide, Adelaide 5005, Australia
    Biol Lett 2:116-9. 2006
    ..g. Chelonia); in contrast, the new phylogeny suggests that they are transitional (intermediate stem-taxa) between continental testudines and derived, pelagic chelonioids...
  4. pmc An archaic crested plesiosaur in opal from the Lower Cretaceous high-latitude deposits of Australia
    Benjamin P Kear
    School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia
    Biol Lett 2:615-9. 2006
    ..Indeed, survival of ancient endemic lineages such as Umoonasaurus is a common phenomenon in Australian Cretaceous vertebrate assemblages and might have been facilitated by isolation in low-temperature high-latitude regions...
  5. ncbi request reprint Elasmosaur (Reptilia: Sauropterygia) neck flexibility: implications for feeding strategies
    Maria Zammit
    School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Darling Building, DP 418, North Terrace Campus, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia 5005, Australia
    Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol 150:124-30. 2008
    ..However, maintenance of a straight neck while swimming, together with considerable lateral and/or ventral movement during prey capture and feeding are feasible...