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Comparative anatomy of the bony labyrinth of extant and extinct porpoises (Cetacea: Phocoenidae)
The inner ear anatomy of cetaceans, now more readily accessible by means of nondestructive high-resolution X-ray computed tomographic (CT) scanning, provides a window into their acoustic abilitiesExpand
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Energetic tradeoffs control the size distribution of aquatic mammals
Significance The reasons why aquatic mammals exhibit larger average sizes than their terrestrial relatives have long been debated. Most previous hypotheses have focused on releases from terrestrialExpand
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Melanin Concentration Gradients in Modern and Fossil Feathers
In birds and feathered non-avian dinosaurs, within-feather pigmentation patterns range from discrete spots and stripes to more subtle patterns, but the latter remain largely unstudied. A ∼55 millionExpand
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RESOLVING THE RELATIONSHIPS OF THE SQUAMATE TREE OF LIFE : AN ASSESSMENT OF NEW APPROACHES AND PROBLEMS
In presenting this thesis in partial fulfillment of the Bachelor’s Degree from the Department of Geology and Geophysics, Yale University, I agree that the department may make copies or post it on theExpand
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Energetics both promote and limit aquatic mammal gigantism (GSA 2017)
Four extant mammalian lineages have invaded and diversified in the water: Sirenia, Cetacea, Pinnipedia, and Lutrinae. Most of these aquatic clades are larger-bodied, on average, than their closestExpand
Physiological constraints on body size distributions in Crocodyliformes
At least 26 species of crocodylian populate the globe today, but this richness represents a minute fraction of the diversity and disparity of Crocodyliformes. Fossil forms are far more varied,Expand
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