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A bizarre new toothed mysticete (Cetacea) from Australia and the early evolution of baleen whales
  • E. Fitzgerald
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological…
  • 7 December 2006
Extant baleen whales (Cetacea, Mysticeti) are all large filter-feeding marine mammals that lack teeth as adults, instead possessing baleen, and feed on small marine animals in bulk. The earlyExpand
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The morphology and systematics of Mammalodon colliveri (Cetacea: Mysticeti), a toothed mysticete from the Oligocene of Australia
Mammalodon colliveri is an unusual toothed archaic mysticete (Cetacea) from the Upper Oligocene Jan Juc Formation of south-east Australia. The morphology of the holotype skull and postcrania areExpand
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Leopard seals (Hydrurga leptonyx) use suction and filter feeding when hunting small prey underwater
Leopard seals (Hydrurgaleptonyx) are unusual among apex predators in that they feed at both the top and near the bottom of marine food webs; they capture and consume marine amniotes (seals andExpand
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A behavioural framework for the evolution of feeding in predatory aquatic mammals
Extant aquatic mammals are a key component of aquatic ecosystems. Their morphology, ecological role and behaviour are, to a large extent, shaped by their feeding ecology. Nevertheless, the nature ofExpand
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Suction feeding preceded filtering in baleen whale evolution
Marx F.G., Hocking D.P., Park T., Ziegler T., Evans A.R. and Fitzgerald, E.M.G. 2016. Suction feeding preceded filtering in baleen whale evolution. Memoirs of Museum Victoria 75: 71–82. The origin ofExpand
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An exceptional Devonian fish from Australia sheds light on tetrapod origins
The transition from fishes to tetrapods was one of the most dramatic events in the evolution of vertebrates, but many pivotal fossils are incomplete, resulting in gaps in the data that are used forExpand
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A review of the Tertiary fossil Cetacea (Mammalia) localities in Australia
Fitzgerald, E.M.G. 2004. A review of the Tertiary fossil Cetacea (Mammalia) localities in Australia. Memoirs of Museum Victoria 61(2): 183‐208. The stratigraphy, age, lithology, and vertebrate faunaExpand
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Australian Fur Seals (Arctocephalus pusillus doriferus) Use Raptorial Biting and Suction Feeding When Targeting Prey in Different Foraging Scenarios
Foraging behaviours used by two female Australian fur seals (Arctocephalus pusillus doriferus) were documented during controlled feeding trials. During these trials the seals were presented with preyExpand
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The maximum rate of mammal evolution
  • A. Evans, D. Jones, +17 authors M. Uhen
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
  • 30 January 2012
How fast can a mammal evolve from the size of a mouse to the size of an elephant? Achieving such a large transformation calls for major biological reorganization. Thus, the speed at which this occursExpand
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Archaeocete-like jaws in a baleen whale
The titanic baleen whales (Cetacea, Mysticeti) have a bizarre skull morphology, including an elastic mandibular symphysis, which permits dynamic oral cavity expansion during bulk feeding. How thisExpand
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