Matthew Clemens
Southern Methodist University
OceanographyWhaleBeaked whaleAnimal ecologySea level
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#1Caitlin Colleary (UoB: University of Bristol)H-Index: 2
#2Andrei Dolocan (University of Texas at Austin)H-Index: 24
Last. Jakob Vinther (UoB: University of Bristol)H-Index: 31
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In living organisms, color patterns, behavior, and ecology are closely linked. Thus, detection of fossil pigments may permit inferences about important aspects of ancient animal ecology and evolution. Melanin-bearing melanosomes were suggested to preserve as organic residues in exceptionally preserved fossils, retaining distinct morphology that is associated with aspects of original color patterns. Nevertheless, these oblong and spherical structures have also been identified as fossilized bacter...
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#1Henry Wichura (University of Potsdam)H-Index: 5
#2Louis L. Jacobs (SMU: Southern Methodist University)H-Index: 23
Last. Matthew Clemens (SMU: Southern Methodist University)H-Index: 2
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Timing and magnitude of surface uplift are key to understanding the impact of crustal deformation and topographic growth on atmospheric circulation, environmental conditions, and surface processes. Uplift of the East African Plateau is linked to mantle processes, but paleoaltimetry data are too scarce to constrain plateau evolution and subsequent vertical motions associated with rifting. Here, we assess the paleotopographic implications of a beaked whale fossil (Ziphiidae) from the Turkana regio...
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#1Henry Wichura (University of Potsdam)H-Index: 5