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Thirteen vertebrae, rib, and innominate of Perucetus colossus (holotype, MUSM NNNN).

Data citation: Giovanni Bianucci, Olivier Lambert Logo, Mario Urbina Logo, Marco Merella Logo, Alberto Collareta Logo, Florent Goussard, Rebecca Bennion Logo, Rodolfo Salas-Gismondi Logo, Aldo Benites-Palomino Logo, Klaas Post, Christian de Muizon Logo, Giulia Bosio Logo, Claudio N. Di Celma Logo, Elisa Malinverno Logo, Pietro P. Pierantoni Logo, Igor Maria Villa Logo and Eli Amson Logo, 2023. M3#1131. doi: 10.18563/m3.sf.1131

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Specimen infos

Sex : indet

Age group : Adult

Age (if applicable) : late Eocene

Material Type : postcranial bones

Origin : Peru

Class : Mammalia

Order : Cetartiodactyla

Family : Basilosauridae

Genus : Perucetus

Species :colossus

Holotype, consisting of 13 vertebrae, four ribs (only one was digitised) and the right innominate.

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3D models related to the publication: A heavyweight early whale pushes the boundaries of vertebrate morphology
Giovanni Bianucci, Olivier Lambert, Mario Urbina, Marco Merella, Alberto Collareta, Florent Goussard, Rebecca Bennion, Rodolfo Salas-Gismondi, Aldo Benites-Palomino, Klaas Post, Christian de Muizon, Giulia Bosio, Claudio N. Di Celma, Elisa Malinverno, Pietro P. Pierantoni, Igor Maria Villa and Eli Amson
Published online: 04/08/2023

Keywords: Archaeoceti; Basilosauridae; bone mass increase; Eocene; pachyosteosclerosis


    The present 3D Dataset contains the 3D models analyzed in Bianucci et al. 2023, A heavyweight early whale pushes the boundaries of vertebrate morphology, Nature. These include bones of the holotype of new species Perucetus colossus (MUSM 3248), as well as the articulated skeleton of Cynthiacetus peruvianus (holotype, MNHN.F.PRU10). The latter was used to estimate the total skeleton volume of P. colossus

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Published in Volume 09, issue 03 (2023)