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dc.contributor.authorEsperante, Raúl
dc.contributor.authorMuñiz Guinea, Fernando
dc.contributor.authorNick, K.E.
dc.identifier.citationR. Esperante, Fernando Muñiz Guinea, K.E. Nick. Taphonomy of a Mysticeti whale in the Lower Pliocene Huelva Sands Formation (Southern Spain). Geologica acta: an international earth science journal, ISSN 1695-6133, Vol. 7, Nº. 4, 2009, págs. 489-504. DOI: 10.1344/105.000001451es_ES
dc.description.abstractThis paper reports the occurrence of an incomplete fossil baleen whale skeleton in the Lower Pliocene Huelva Sands Formation (Guadalquivir basin) near the town of Bonares, southwestern Spain. The skeleton was found in the highly bioturbated glauconitic sandstone unit in association with Neopycnodonte cochlear shells. Several morphological features of the mandibles, scapula and vertebrae suggest that the specimen belongs in the suborder Mysticeti, family Balaenopteridae. Most bones show abrasion due to a long exposure on the seafloor, and some bones show shark tooth marks and both micro- and macro-bioerosion by scavengers. The position of the bones suggests that the carcass landed on the seafloor on its left side and then turned right side up. Sedimentological and paleontological features indicate that the whale was buried in shallow platform waters under low sedimentation rates.es_ES
dc.publisherInstitut de Ciències de la Terra "Jaume Almera"es_ES
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dc.subject.otherBaleen whalees_ES
dc.subject.otherGuadalquivir basines_ES
dc.titleTaphonomy of a Mysticeti whale in the Lower Pliocene Huelva Sands Formation (Southern Spain)es_ES
dc.identifier.doiDOI: 10.1344/105.000001451

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