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Killer sperm whale: a new basal physeteroid (Mammalia, Cetacea) from the Late Miocene of Italy
Large body size, large teeth present in both lower and upper jaw, and anteroposteriorly elongated temporal fossa and zygomatic process of the squamosal indicate that this cetacean was an active predator adapted to feeding on large prey, similarly to the extant killer whale.
Mare versus Lago-mare: marine fishes and the Mediterranean environment at the end of the Messinian Salinity Crisis
- G. Carnevale, W. Landini, Giovanni Sarti
- Environmental Science, GeographyJournal of the Geological Society
- 1 January 2006
During the late Messinian, c. 5.5 Ma ago, after evaporitic sedimentation and before the Pliocene flooding, the Mediterranean recorded a major environmental change testified by deposition of…
OREOCHROMIS LORENZOI, A NEW SPECIES OF TILAPIINE CICHLID FROM THE LATE MIOCENE OF CENTRAL ITALY
Tilapiine cichlid Oreochromis lorenzoi and additional examples from other fossil fishes provide evidence of faunal exchanges between Africa and the northern coasts of the Mediterranean during the Miocene.
Killing in the Pliocene: shark attack on a dolphin from Italy
According to the hypothesis, the shark attacked the dolphin with an initial mortal bite to the abdo- men from the rear and right, in a similar way as observed for the living white shark when attacking pinnipeds.
Did the Mediterranean marine reflooding precede the Mio–Pliocene boundary? Paleontological and geochemical evidence from upper Messinian sequences of Tuscany, Italy
Palaeoecology and taphonomy of an extraordinary whale barnacle accumulation from the Plio-Pleistocene of Ecuador
Evolutionary dynamics in the fish faunas of the Mediterranean basin during the Plio-Pleistocene
Did the giant extinct shark Carcharocles megalodon target small prey? Bite marks on marine mammal remains from the late Miocene of Peru
Sedimentology and high-resolution sequence stratigraphy of the late middle to late Miocene Angostura Formation (western Borbón Basin, northwestern Ecuador)
- G. Cantalamessa, C. Di Celma, L. Ragaini, G. Valleri, W. Landini
- Geography, Environmental ScienceJournal of the Geological Society
- 1 May 2007
An integrated analysis of facies and palaeontological content of the middle to late Miocene (c. 12.4–9.1 Ma) Angostura Formation led to the identification of facies associations indicative of…
Late Pliocene fossils of Ecuador and their role in the development of the Panamic bioprovince after the rising of Central American Isthmus
Studies carried on in the last several years allow us to date the Canoa Formation as Late Pliocene. The rich paleontological record (foraminifers, mollusks, and otoliths) allowed us to outline a…