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Friday, 28 March 2014

Santa Cruz, California Fossil Site Reveals New Whale Species

Santa Cruz, California Fossil Site Reveals New Whale Species

Secret Santa Cruz fossil site reveals new whale species
by David Perlman, San Francisco Chronicle, March 26, 2014
http://www.sfgate.com/science/article/Secret-Santa-Cruz-fossil-site-reveals-new-whale-5352262.php

Balaenoptera bertae: New Fossil Whale Species
Discovered. (Robert Boessenecker, a PhD student with
the University of Otago, has discovered an extinct
pecies of whale that lived during Pliocene, 3.35 –
2.5 million years ago. Sci-News.com, Feb. 7, 2014
http://www.sci-news.com/paleontology/science-balaenoptera-bertae-new-fossil-whale-species-01750.html

Strange marine mammals of ancient North Pacific
revealed, University of Otago, February 6, 2014
http://www.otago.ac.nz/news/news/otago064816.html

An earlier article is:

Fossil hunters in Santa Cruz make whale of a find
by David Perlman, San Francisco Chronicle, Sept. 8, 2013
http://www.sfgate.com/default/article/Fossil-hunters-in-Santa-Cruz-make-whale-of-a-find-4797539.php

The paper is:

Boessenecker, R. W., 2013, A new marine vertebrate
assemblage from the Late Neogene Purisima
Formation in Central California, part II: Pinnipeds
and Cetaceans. Geodiversitas. vol. 35, no. 4, pp. 815–940.
http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.5252/g2013n4a5

Yours,

Paul H.