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Pleistocene Mammals of North America
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Marine Mammals: Evolutionary Biology
PART I: EVOLUTIONARY HISTORY Systematics and Classification Pinniped Evolution and Systematics Cetacean Evolution and Systematics Sirenians and Other Marine Mammals: Evolution and SystematicsExpand
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The Magnitude of Global Marine Species Diversity
BACKGROUND The question of how many marine species exist is important because it provides a metric for how much we do and do not know about life in the oceans. We have compiled the first register ofExpand
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Morphological and molecular evidence for a stepwise evolutionary transition from teeth to baleen in mysticete whales.
The origin of baleen in mysticete whales represents a major transition in the phylogenetic history of Cetacea. This key specialization, a keratinous sieve that enables filter-feeding, permittedExpand
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A phylogenetic blueprint for a modern whale.
The emergence of Cetacea in the Paleogene represents one of the most profound macroevolutionary transitions within Mammalia. The move from a terrestrial habitat to a committed aquatic lifestyleExpand
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New Enaliarctos (Pinnipedimorpha) from the Oligocene and Miocene of Oregon and the role of "Enaliarctids" in Pinniped phylogeny
Berta, Annalisa. New Enaliarctos* (Pinnipedimorpha) from the Oligocene and Miocene of Oregon and the Role of "Enaliarctids" in Pinniped Phylogeny. Smithsonian Contributions to Paleobiology, numberExpand
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The Taxonomic and Evolutionary History of Fossil and Modern Balaenopteroid Mysticetes
Balaenopteroids (Balaenopteridae + Eschrichtiidae) are a diverse lineage of living mysticetes, with seven to ten species divided between three genera (Megaptera, Balaenoptera and Eschrichtius).Expand
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Abstract Previous hypotheses for the origin and diversification of pinnipeds have followed a narrative approach based mostly on dispersalist (i.e., center of origin) explanations. Using an analyticalExpand
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Phylogeny of mysticete whales based on mitochondrial and nuclear data.
Mysticetes or baleen whales are comprised of four groups: Eschrichtiidae, Neobalaenidae, Balaenidae, and Balaenopteridae. Various phylogenetic hypotheses among these four groups have been proposed.Expand
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