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    • The giant bite of a new raptorial sperm whale from the Miocene epoch of Peru 

      Lambert, Olivier; Bianucci, Giovanni; Post, Klaas; Muizon, Christian de; Salas-Gismondi, Rodolfo; Urbina, Mario (Nature, 2010-10-13)
      The modern giant sperm whale Physetermacrocephalus, one of the largest known predators, preys upon cephalopods at great depths1,2 . Lacking a functional upper dentition, it relies on suction for catching its prey3 ; in ...
    • Osteology of Icadyptes salasi, a giant penguin from the Eocene of Peru 

      Ksepka, Daniel T.; Clarke, Julia A.; DeVries, Thomas J.; Urbina, Mario (Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland, 2010-10-11)
      We present the first detailed description of the giant Eocene penguin Icadyptes salasi. The species is characterized by a narrow skull with a hyper-elongate spear-like beak, a robust cervical column and a powerful flipper. ...