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Escala comparativa de ''Ontocetus''oxymycterus, un cachalote fósil recientemente redescrito, ahora Albicetus oxymycterus. Originalmente se creyó que las mandíbulas parciales descubiertas a principio del siglo pasado indicaban un tamaño enorme de más de 10m de longitud sin embargo las estimaciones de tamaño de este nuevo estudio sugieren medidas más modestas, cercanas a los 6m de longitud lo que lo pone en la liga de tamaño de otros cachalotes depredadores como Zygophyseter y Brygmophyseter. Su robusta dentición sugiere que era un depredador ápice en los mares del Mioceno medio.
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Albicetus oxymycterus, a New Generic Name and Redescription of a Basal Physeteroid (Mammalia, Cetacea) from the Miocene of California, and the Evolution of Body Size in Sperm Whales.
Alexandra T. Boersma, Nicholas D. Pyenson.DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0135551

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Comparative scale of ''Ontocetus'' oxymycterus, a fossil sperm whale recently redescribed, now Albicetus oxymycterus. Originally believed that the partial set of mandibles discovered were an indicator of a whale that would have reach over 10m in lenght, however the size estimates that the study provides puts a more modest lenght closet to 6m in the size league of other predatory sperm whales like Zygophyseter and Brygmophyseter. Its robust dentition suggest that was an apex predator of the middle Miocene seas.
Reference:Albicetus oxymycterus, a New Generic Name and Redescription of a Basal Physeteroid (Mammalia, Cetacea) from the Miocene of California, and the Evolution of Body Size in Sperm Whales.
Alexandra T. Boersma, Nicholas D. Pyenson.DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0135551

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:iconneogeneseamonster:
Great information, great art work. Awesome!!
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Bran-Artworks Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you :)
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grisador Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015
Awesome
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Bran-Artworks Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2015  Professional General Artist
:D
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grisador Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2015
:nod:
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XStreamChaosOfficial Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
KEWL
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Bran-Artworks Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2015  Professional General Artist
:)
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ZoPteryx Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Great work!
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Bran-Artworks Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thanks a lot :D
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acepredator Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2015
Yet this was standard in the Mid-Miocene.
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Bran-Artworks Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2015  Professional General Artist
was very effective by then
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2015  Professional General Artist
Damn cool work Jaime! 
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Bran-Artworks Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thanks a lot Joschua! :)
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