The extinct baleen whale fauna from the Miocene-Pliocene of Belgium and the diagnostic cetacean ear bones

@article{Steeman2010TheEB,
  title={The extinct baleen whale fauna from the Miocene-Pliocene of Belgium and the diagnostic cetacean ear bones},
  author={Mette Elstrup Steeman},
  journal={Journal of Systematic Palaeontology},
  year={2010},
  volume={8},
  pages={63 - 80}
}
  • M. Steeman
  • Published 2010
  • Biology
  • Journal of Systematic Palaeontology
Significant advances of our understanding of the evolutionary history of baleen whales have been gained by the recent focus on the extinct baleen bearing groups. However, a historically important collection from the middle Miocene to Pliocene of Antwerp, Belgium, comprising a third of all described species of early baleen-bearing mysticetes, has proven difficult to include in modern studies. These species are surrounded by taxonomic confusion because they were based on non-comparable composite… Expand
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