Origin and evolution of large brains in toothed whales.

@article{Marino2004OriginAE,
  title={Origin and evolution of large brains in toothed whales.},
  author={L. Marino and D. W. McShea and M. Uhen},
  journal={The anatomical record. Part A, Discoveries in molecular, cellular, and evolutionary biology},
  year={2004},
  volume={281 2},
  pages={
          1247-55
        }
}
  • L. Marino, D. W. McShea, M. Uhen
  • Published 2004
  • Biology, Medicine
  • The anatomical record. Part A, Discoveries in molecular, cellular, and evolutionary biology
  • Toothed whales (order Cetacea: suborder Odontoceti) are highly encephalized, possessing brains that are significantly larger than expected for their body sizes. In particular, the odontocete superfamily Delphinoidea (dolphins, porpoises, belugas, and narwhals) comprises numerous species with encephalization levels second only to modern humans and greater than all other mammals. Odontocetes have also demonstrated behavioral faculties previously only ascribed to humans and, to some extent, other… CONTINUE READING
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