Ancient nursery area for the extinct giant shark megalodon from the Miocene of Panama.

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Catalina Pimiento; Dana J Ehret; Bruce J Macfadden; Gordon Hubbell;
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science (PLoS)
  • Journal: PLoS ONE,volume 5,issue 5 (issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
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  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC2866656, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0010552
  • Subject: Research Article | Ecology/Marine and Freshwater Ecology | Medicine | Evolutionary Biology/Paleontology | Marine and Aquatic Sciences/Paleontology | Q | R | Science | Ecology/Evolutionary Ecology | Marine and Aquatic Sciences/Evolutionary Biology | Marine and Aquatic Sciences/Conservation Science | Marine and Aquatic Sciences/Ecology
    mesheuropmc: stomatognathic system

BACKGROUND: As we know from modern species, nursery areas are essential shark habitats for vulnerable young. Nurseries are typically highly productive, shallow-water habitats that are characterized by the presence of juveniles and neonates. It has been suggested that in... View more
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