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      Accumulations of Fossils of the Whale Barnacle Coronula bifida Bronn, 1831 (Thoracica: Coronulidae) Provides Evidence of a Late Pliocene Cetacean Migration Route through the Straits of Taiwan

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          John Stewart Buckeridge, Benny K.K. Chan, and Shih-Wei Lee (2018) This paper describes a remarkably prolific accumulation of the whale barnacle Coronula bifida Bronn, 1831 in sediments of late Pliocene to earliest Pleistocene age from central Taiwan. Extant Coronula is host-specific to baleen whales; as such, this accumulation of Coronula fossils represents a site where cetaceans congregated during the Plio-Pleistocene - perhaps for breeding. Although whale bones are found at the site, they are rare and fragmentary; the relatively robust shells of Coronula are thus a useful proxy for establishing ancient cetacean migration routes.

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          Journal
          Zool Stud
          Zool Stud
          BRCAS
          Zoological Studies
          Biodiversity Research Center, Academia Sinica
          1021-5506
          1810-522X
          2018
          3 December 2018
          : 57
          Affiliations
          [1 ] Marine & Geological Systems Group, RMIT, Australia. E-mail: john.buckeridge@rmit.edu.au
          [2 ] Biodiversity Research Center, Academia Sinica, Taipei 11529, Taiwan. E-mail: chankk@gate.sinica.edu.tw
          [3 ] National Museum of Marine Science & Technology, Keelung 202, Taiwan
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          *Correspondence: E-mail: leesw@ 123456mail.nmmst.gov.tw
          Article
          PMC6409443 PMC6409443 6409443
          10.6620/ZS.2018.57-54
          6409443
          31966294
          Categories
          Research Article

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