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The giant bite of a new raptorial sperm whale from the Miocene epoch of Peru
This corrects the article DOI: 10.1038/nature09067
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ARIMIDELPHIS SORBINII A NEW SMALL KILLER WHALE-LIKE DOLPHIN FROM THE PLIOCENE OF MARECCHIA RIVER (CENTRAL EASTERN ITALY) AND A PHYLOGENETIC ANALYSIS OF THE ORCININAE (CETACEA: ODONTOCETI)
Arimidelphis sorbinii is a new genus and a new species of Delphinidae (Cetacea, Odontoceti) based on an incomplete skull with right ear bones, mandible, teeth and left forelimb, all from one animal,Expand
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Oxygen and carbon isotopic composition of fish otoliths
Oxygen and carbon isotopic composition of the aragonite of fish otoliths was measured on 175 specimens comprising 24 different species in 1989 and 1990. All specimens but two came from the northernExpand
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Killer sperm whale: a new basal physeteroid (Mammalia, Cetacea) from the Late Miocene of Italy
Zygophyseter varolai, a new genus and species of Physeteroidea (Cetacea, Odontoceti), is based on an almost complete skeleton from the Late Miocene (Tortonian) in southern Italy. The extremeExpand
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Earliest Mysticete from the Late Eocene of Peru Sheds New Light on the Origin of Baleen Whales
Although combined molecular and morphological analyses point to a late middle Eocene (38-39 million years ago) origin for the clade Neoceti (Odontoceti, echolocating toothed whales plus Mysticeti,Expand
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A Reevaluation of Pliophoca etrusca (Pinnipedia, Phocidae) from the Pliocene of Italy: Phylogenetic and Biogeographic Implications
ABSTRACT— The holotype of Pliophoca etrusca, a partial skeleton from the late Pliocene (Piacenzian) of central Italy, is redescribed. Referred material from the Pliocene of Italy, France, and SpainExpand
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The giant bite of a new raptorial sperm whale from the Miocene epoch of Peru
The modern giant sperm whale Physeter macrocephalus, one of the largest known predators, preys upon cephalopods at great depths. Lacking a functional upper dentition, it relies on suction forExpand
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A high diversity in fossil beaked whales (Mammalia, Odontoceti, Ziphiidae) recovered by trawling from the sea floor off South Africa
Eight new genera and 10 new species of fossil beaked whales (Cetacea, Odontoceti, Ziphiidae) are described on the basis of cranial material recovered by trawling from the sea floor off South Africa.Expand
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Macroraptorial sperm whales (Cetacea, Odontoceti, Physeteroidea) from the Miocene of Peru
The three extant sperm whale species, the giant Physeter macrocephalus and the diminutive Kogia species, are relict members of the superfamily Physeteroidea, whose evolutionary history is traced backExpand
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The Odontoceti (Mammalia, Cetacea) from Italian Pliocene. Systematics and phylogenesis of Delphinidae
Etude des restes fossilises de Delphinidae (Cetacea, Odontoceti) de sediments italien du Pliocene, proposant de nouvelles interpretations systematiques et phylogenetiques et une descriptionExpand
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