The Emergence of Whales

Evolutionary Patterns in the Origin of Cetacea

  • J. G. M. Thewissen

Part of the Advances in Vertebrate Paleobiology book series (AIVP, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Ellen M. Williams
    Pages 1-28
  3. Michel C. Milinkovitch, Martine Bérubé, Per J. Palsbøll
    Pages 113-131
  4. Sunil Bajpai, J. G. M. Thewissen
    Pages 213-233
  5. D. Ann Pabst, Sentiel A. Rommel, William A. McLellan
    Pages 379-397
  6. Lois J. Roe, J. G. M. Thewissen, Jay Quade, James R. O’Neil, Sunil Bajpai, Ashok Sahni et al.
    Pages 399-422
  7. J. G. M. Thewissen
    Pages 451-464
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 465-477

About this book


Research in whale origins is now in an explosive phase, with a cascade of discoveries adding to our understanding of the evolutionary pattern and a suite of new techniques being applied to address new questions. The objective of this volume is to provide a snapshot of this explosion. The volume paints the scene with a broad brush. Taken together the chapters clearly indicate that cetacean origins is a field that is dynamic, multidisciplinary, and that the end of the explosive phase is not in sight.


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Editors and affiliations

  • J. G. M. Thewissen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of AnatomyNortheastern Ohio Universities College of MedicineRootstownUSA

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