Living Fast and Dying Young: Life History and Ecology of a Neogene Sperm Whale

  title={Living Fast and Dying Young: Life History and Ecology of a Neogene Sperm Whale},
  author={K. N. Gilbert and L. C. Ivany and M. Uhen},
  journal={Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology},
  • K. N. Gilbert, L. C. Ivany, M. Uhen
  • Published 2018
  • Biology
  • Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology
  • ABSTRACT Physeteroidea (sperm whales) attained great diversity during the Miocene and early Pliocene, and the phosphatic sands of the U.S. Atlantic Coastal Plain have produced thousands of specimens. Although postcranial and cranial materials are rare, teeth are remarkably common and have the potential to provide valuable insight into the lives of these animals. We examine a suite of Physeteroidea indet. teeth from the Lee Creek Mine to better constrain the life history and ecology of this… CONTINUE READING
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