Middle/late Miocene hoplocetine sperm whale remains (Odontoceti: Physeteridae) of North Germany with an emended classification of the Hoplocetinae
The pattern of functional tooth wear deduced from the described Hoplocetus ritzi n.
Nasal compartmentalization in Kogiidae (Cetacea, Physeteroidea): insights from a new late Miocene dwarf sperm whale from the Pisco Formation
- Environmental Science, GeographyPapers in Palaeontology
Facial compartmentalization in the skull of extant pygmy whales (Kogiidae) is a unique feature among cetaceans that allows for the housing of a wide array of organs responsible for echolocation.…
Albicetus oxymycterus, a New Generic Name and Redescription of a Basal Physeteroid (Mammalia, Cetacea) from the Miocene of California, and the Evolution of Body Size in Sperm Whales
- BiologyPloS one
A phylogenetic analysis of Albicetus oxymycterus with other fossil and living Physeteroidea resolves its position as a stem physeteroid, implying that large body size and robust dentition in physeteroids evolved multiple times and in distantly related lineages.
Systematic revision of the Miocene long-snouted dolphin Eurhinodelphis longirostris DU Bus, 1872 (Cetacea, Odontoceti, Eurhinodelphinidae)
The systematic status of the long-snouted dolphin genus Schizodelphis (Cetacea, Odontoceti, Eurhinodelphinidae) is revised, and the only Bel gian species previously recognized, S. longirostris, is divided here in two taxa.
Globicephaline Whales from the Mio-Pliocene Purisima Formation of Central California, USA
- Geography, Environmental Science
Oceanic dolphins (Odontoceti: Delphinidae) constitute the most speciose family of extant cetaceans, yet their fossil record is limited. Although several extinct species are known from Mediterranean…
The extinct baleen whale fauna from the Miocene-Pliocene of Belgium and the diagnostic cetacean ear bones
- Environmental Science, Geography
Interestingly, all the major extinct mysticete groups known from the west-North Atlantic are represented in the Belgian fauna, although with different relative diversities, while no species seem to fall outside of these families.
Systematic revision of the Miocene long-snouted dolphin Eurhinodelphis longirostris DU BUS, 1872 (Cetacea, Odontoceti, Eurhinodelphinidae)
- Environmental Science
The systematic status of the long-snouted dolphin genus Schizodelphis (Cetacea, Odontoceti, Eurhinodelphinidae) is revised, and the only Belgian species previously recognized, S. longirostris, is divided here in two taxa.
A NEW CETOTHERE (CETACEA: MYSTICETI) FROM THE EARLY MIOCENE OF JAPAN
Abstract Two well-preserved specimens of a “cetothere” from the Lower Miocene Awa and Mizunami Groups, Japan, are described as Isanacetus laticephalus, gen. et sp. nov. It is distinguished by the…
KOGIA PUSILLA FROM THE MIDDLE PLIOCENE OF TUSCANY (ITALY) AND A PHYLOGENETIC ANALYSIS OF THE FAMILY KOGIIDAE (ODONTOCETI, CETACEA)
- Biology, Environmental Science
Phylogenetically, an old separation (at least in the Lower Miocene) of Kogiidae and Physeteridae is suggested and supposed apomorphies in the morphology and the extension of the supracranial basin that houses the large air sacs and the spermaceti organ are considered.
Rhabdosteid dolphins (Mammalia: Cetacea) from the Middle Miocene, Lake Frome area, South Australia
- Environmental Science, Geography
Fragmentary remains of small dolphins from the Pinpa and Ericmas faunas of the fluvial-lacustrine Middle Miocene Namba Formation, Tarkarooloo Basin, Lake Frome area, represent an indeterminate genus…