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Why whales are big but not bigger: Physiological drivers and ecological limits in the age of ocean giants.

Goldbogen JA, Cade DE, Wisniewska DM, Potvin J, Segre PS, Savoca MS, Hazen EL, Czapanskiy MF, Kahane-Rapport SR, DeRuiter SL, Gero S, Tønnesen P, Gough WT, Hanson MB, Holt MM, Jensen FH, Simon M, Stimpert AK, Arranz P, Johnston DW, Nowacek DP, Parks SE, Visser F, Friedlaender AS, Tyack PL, Madsen PT, Pyenson ND.

Science. 2019 Dec 13;366(6471):1367-1372. doi: 10.1126/science.aax9044.


What do we know about the fossil record of pinnipeds? A historiographical investigation.

Valenzuela-Toro A, Pyenson ND.

R Soc Open Sci. 2019 Nov 27;6(11):191394. doi: 10.1098/rsos.191394. eCollection 2019 Nov.


Norrisanima miocaena, a new generic name and redescription of a stem balaenopteroid mysticete (Mammalia, Cetacea) from the Miocene of California.

Leslie MS, Peredo CM, Pyenson ND.

PeerJ. 2019 Oct 8;7:e7629. doi: 10.7717/peerj.7629. eCollection 2019.


Borealodon osedax, a new stem mysticete (Mammalia, Cetacea) from the Oligocene of Washington State and its implications for fossil whale-fall communities.

Shipps BK, Peredo CM, Pyenson ND.

R Soc Open Sci. 2019 Jul 24;6(7):182168. doi: 10.1098/rsos.182168. eCollection 2019 Jul.


Where to find fantastic beasts at sea.

Pyenson ND.

Science. 2019 Jan 25;363(6425):338-339. doi: 10.1126/science.aav9156. No abstract available.


Tooth Loss Precedes the Origin of Baleen in Whales.

Peredo CM, Pyenson ND, Marshall CD, Uhen MD.

Curr Biol. 2018 Dec 17;28(24):3992-4000.e2. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2018.10.047. Epub 2018 Nov 29.


Salishicetus meadi, a new aetiocetid from the late Oligocene of Washington State and implications for feeding transitions in early mysticete evolution.

Peredo CM, Pyenson ND.

R Soc Open Sci. 2018 Apr 18;5(4):172336. doi: 10.1098/rsos.172336. eCollection 2018 Apr.


Structure and Function in the Lunge Feeding Apparatus: Mechanical Properties of the Fin Whale Mandible.

Shadwick RE, Goldbogen JA, Pyenson ND, Whale JCA.

Anat Rec (Hoboken). 2017 Nov;300(11):1953-1962. doi: 10.1002/ar.23647.


The Ecological Rise of Whales Chronicled by the Fossil Record.

Pyenson ND.

Curr Biol. 2017 Jun 5;27(11):R558-R564. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2017.05.001. Review.


How to Produce Translational Research to Guide Arctic Policy.

Fleming AH, Pyenson ND.

Bioscience. 2017 Jun 1;67(6):490-493. doi: 10.1093/biosci/bix002. Epub 2017 Feb 18. No abstract available.


A new fossil dolphin Dilophodelphis fordycei provides insight into the evolution of supraorbital crests in Platanistoidea (Mammalia, Cetacea).

Boersma AT, McCurry MR, Pyenson ND.

R Soc Open Sci. 2017 May 31;4(5):170022. doi: 10.1098/rsos.170022. eCollection 2017 May.


Alveoli, teeth, and tooth loss: Understanding the homology of internal mandibular structures in mysticete cetaceans.

Peredo CM, Pyenson ND, Uhen MD, Marshall CD.

PLoS One. 2017 May 19;12(5):e0178243. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0178243. eCollection 2017.


Independent evolution of baleen whale gigantism linked to Plio-Pleistocene ocean dynamics.

Slater GJ, Goldbogen JA, Pyenson ND.

Proc Biol Sci. 2017 May 31;284(1855). pii: 20170546. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2017.0546.


Arktocara yakataga, a new fossil odontocete (Mammalia, Cetacea) from the Oligocene of Alaska and the antiquity of Platanistoidea.

Boersma AT, Pyenson ND.

PeerJ. 2016 Aug 16;4:e2321. doi: 10.7717/peerj.2321. eCollection 2016.


Formation of the Isthmus of Panama.

O'Dea A, Lessios HA, Coates AG, Eytan RI, Restrepo-Moreno SA, Cione AL, Collins LS, de Queiroz A, Farris DW, Norris RD, Stallard RF, Woodburne MO, Aguilera O, Aubry MP, Berggren WA, Budd AF, Cozzuol MA, Coppard SE, Duque-Caro H, Finnegan S, Gasparini GM, Grossman EL, Johnson KG, Keigwin LD, Knowlton N, Leigh EG, Leonard-Pingel JS, Marko PB, Pyenson ND, Rachello-Dolmen PG, Soibelzon E, Soibelzon L, Todd JA, Vermeij GJ, Jackson JB.

Sci Adv. 2016 Aug 17;2(8):e1600883. doi: 10.1126/sciadv.1600883. eCollection 2016 Aug. Review.


The dilemma of trade samples and the importance of museum vouchers--caveats from a study on the extinction of Steller's sea cow: a comment on Crerar et al. (2014).

Pyenson ND, Parham JF, Velez-Juarbe J.

Biol Lett. 2016 Feb;12(2):20150149. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2015.0149. No abstract available.


Extensively remodeled, fractured cetacean tympanic bullae show that whales can survive traumatic injury to the ears.

Yamato M, Khidas K, Pyenson ND, Fordyce RE, Mead JG.

J Anat. 2016 Jan;228(1):125-36. doi: 10.1111/joa.12385. Epub 2015 Sep 22.


Isthminia panamensis, a new fossil inioid (Mammalia, Cetacea) from the Chagres Formation of Panama and the evolution of 'river dolphins' in the Americas.

Pyenson ND, Vélez-Juarbe J, Gutstein CS, Little H, Vigil D, O'Dea A.

PeerJ. 2015 Sep 1;3:e1227. doi: 10.7717/peerj.1227. eCollection 2015.


Stretchy nerves are an essential component of the extreme feeding mechanism of rorqual whales.

Vogl AW, Lillie MA, Piscitelli MA, Goldbogen JA, Pyenson ND, Shadwick RE.

Curr Biol. 2015 May 4;25(9):R360-1. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2015.03.007.


Vertebrate evolution. Evolutionary innovation and ecology in marine tetrapods from the Triassic to the Anthropocene.

Kelley NP, Pyenson ND.

Science. 2015 Apr 17;348(6232):aaa3716. doi: 10.1126/science.aaa3716. Review.


Early development and orientation of the acoustic funnel provides insight into the evolution of sound reception pathways in cetaceans.

Yamato M, Pyenson ND.

PLoS One. 2015 Mar 11;10(3):e0118582. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0118582. eCollection 2015.


The antiquity of riverine adaptations in Iniidae (Cetacea, Odontoceti) documented by a humerus from the late Miocene of the Ituzaingó Formation, Argentina.

Gutstein CS, Cozzuol MA, Pyenson ND.

Anat Rec (Hoboken). 2014 Jun;297(6):1096-102. doi: 10.1002/ar.22901. Epub 2014 Mar 3.


Repeated mass strandings of Miocene marine mammals from Atacama Region of Chile point to sudden death at sea.

Pyenson ND, Gutstein CS, Parham JF, Le Roux JP, Chavarría CC, Little H, Metallo A, Rossi V, Valenzuela-Toro AM, Velez-Juarbe J, Santelli CM, Rogers DR, Cozzuol MA, Suárez ME.

Proc Biol Sci. 2014 Feb 26;281(1781):20133316. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2013.3316. Print 2014 Apr 22.


Novel muscle and connective tissue design enables high extensibility and controls engulfment volume in lunge-feeding rorqual whales.

Shadwick RE, Goldbogen JA, Potvin J, Pyenson ND, Vogl AW.

J Exp Biol. 2013 Jul 15;216(Pt 14):2691-701. doi: 10.1242/jeb.081752. Epub 2013 Apr 11.


Discovery of a sensory organ that coordinates lunge feeding in rorqual whales.

Pyenson ND, Goldbogen JA, Vogl AW, Szathmary G, Drake RL, Shadwick RE.

Nature. 2012 May 23;485(7399):498-501. doi: 10.1038/nature11135.


Iterative evolution of sympatric seacow (Dugongidae, Sirenia) assemblages during the past ~26 million years.

Velez-Juarbe J, Domning DP, Pyenson ND.

PLoS One. 2012;7(2):e31294. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0031294. Epub 2012 Feb 3.


The high fidelity of the cetacean stranding record: insights into measuring diversity by integrating taphonomy and macroecology.

Pyenson ND.

Proc Biol Sci. 2011 Dec 7;278(1724):3608-16. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2011.0441. Epub 2011 Apr 27.


Mechanics, hydrodynamics and energetics of blue whale lunge feeding: efficiency dependence on krill density.

Goldbogen JA, Calambokidis J, Oleson E, Potvin J, Pyenson ND, Schorr G, Shadwick RE.

J Exp Biol. 2011 Jan 1;214(Pt 1):131-46. doi: 10.1242/jeb.048157. Erratum in: J Exp Biol. 2011 Feb 15;214(Pt 4):698-9.


Comment on "Climate, critters, and cetaceans: Cenozoic drivers of the evolution of modern whales".

Pyenson ND, Irmis RB, Lipps JH.

Science. 2010 Oct 8;330(6001):178; author reply 178. doi: 10.1126/science.1189866.


Treating medieval manuscripts as fossils.

Pyenson ND, Pyenson L.

Science. 2005 Jul 29;309(5735):698-701; author reply 698-701. No abstract available.


Reconstructing cetacean brain evolution using computed tomography.

Marino L, Uhen MD, Pyenson ND, Frohlich B.

Anat Rec B New Anat. 2003 May;272(1):107-17.

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