Nicholas D. Pyenson, Ph.D. - Publications

Paleobiology Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, United States 
Vertebrate Paleontology, Functional Morphology, Paleobiology

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2019 Goldbogen JA, Cade DE, Wisniewska DM, Potvin J, Segre PS, Savoca MS, Hazen EL, Czapanskiy MF, Kahane-Rapport SR, DeRuiter SL, Gero S, Tønnesen P, Gough WT, Hanson MB, Holt MM, ... ... Pyenson ND, et al. Why whales are big but not bigger: Physiological drivers and ecological limits in the age of ocean giants. Science (New York, N.Y.). 366: 1367-1372. PMID 31831666 DOI: 10.1126/Science.Aax9044  1
2017 Shadwick RE, Goldbogen JA, Pyenson ND, Whale JCA. Structure and Function in the Lunge Feeding Apparatus: Mechanical Properties of the Fin Whale Mandible. Anatomical Record (Hoboken, N.J. : 2007). 300: 1953-1962. PMID 28971624 DOI: 10.1002/Ar.23647  1
2017 Slater GJ, Goldbogen JA, Pyenson ND. Independent evolution of baleen whale gigantism linked to Plio-Pleistocene ocean dynamics. Proceedings. Biological Sciences. 284. PMID 28539520 DOI: 10.1098/Rspb.2017.0546  1
2016 Pyenson ND, Parham JF, Velez-Juarbe J. The dilemma of trade samples and the importance of museum vouchers-caveats from a study on the extinction of Steller's sea cow: a comment on Crerar et al. (2014). Biology Letters. 12. PMID 26843552 DOI: 10.1098/Rsbl.2015.0149  1
2016 Valenzuela-Toro AM, Pyenson ND, Gutstein CS, Suárez ME. A new dwarf seal from the late Neogene of South America and the evolution of pinnipeds in the southern hemisphere Papers in Palaeontology. 2: 101-115. DOI: 10.1002/spp2.1033  1
2015 Boersma AT, Pyenson ND. 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. Plos One. 10: e0135551. PMID 26651027 DOI: 10.1371/Journal.Pone.0135551  1
2015 Yamato M, Khidas K, Pyenson ND, Fordyce RE, Mead JG. Extensively remodeled, fractured cetacean tympanic bullae show that whales can survive traumatic injury to the ears. Journal of Anatomy. PMID 26391309 DOI: 10.1111/Joa.12385  1
2015 Pyenson ND, Vélez-Juarbe J, Gutstein CS, Little H, Vigil D, O'Dea A. Isthminia panamensis, a new fossil inioid (Mammalia, Cetacea) from the Chagres Formation of Panama and the evolution of 'river dolphins' in the Americas. Peerj. 3: e1227. PMID 26355720 DOI: 10.7717/Peerj.1227  1
2015 Vogl AW, Lillie MA, Piscitelli MA, Goldbogen JA, Pyenson ND, Shadwick RE. Stretchy nerves are an essential component of the extreme feeding mechanism of rorqual whales. Current Biology : Cb. 25: R360-1. PMID 25942546 DOI: 10.1016/J.Cub.2015.03.007  1
2015 Kelley NP, Pyenson ND. Vertebrate evolution. Evolutionary innovation and ecology in marine tetrapods from the Triassic to the Anthropocene. Science (New York, N.Y.). 348: aaa3716. PMID 25883362 DOI: 10.1126/Science.Aaa3716  1
2015 Yamato M, Pyenson ND. Early development and orientation of the acoustic funnel provides insight into the evolution of sound reception pathways in cetaceans. Plos One. 10: e0118582. PMID 25760328 DOI: 10.1371/Journal.Pone.0118582  1
2015 Pyenson ND, Little H, Gutstein CS, Velez-Juarbe J, Vigil D, O'Dea A. Dataset for Pyenson et al. 2015 PeerJ Peerj. DOI: 10.5281/Zenodo.27214  0.52
2015 Ávila SP, Cordeiro R, Rodrigues AR, Rebelo AC, Melo C, Madeira P, Pyenson ND. Fossil mysticeti from the pleistocene of Santa Maria Island, Azores (Northeast atlantic ocean), and the prevalence of fossil cetaceans on oceanic islands Palaeontologia Electronica. 18. DOI: 10.26879/548  1
2015 Valenzuela-Toro AM, Gutstein CS, Suárez ME, Otero R, Pyenson ND. Elephant seal (Mirounga sp.) from the Pleistocene of the Antofagasta Region, northern Chile Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. 35. DOI: 10.1080/02724634.2014.918883  1
2014 Gutstein CS, Cozzuol MA, Pyenson ND. The antiquity of riverine adaptations in Iniidae (Cetacea, Odontoceti) documented by a humerus from the late Miocene of the Ituzaingó Formation, Argentina. Anatomical Record (Hoboken, N.J. : 2007). 297: 1096-102. PMID 24585575 DOI: 10.1002/Ar.22901  1
2014 Pyenson ND, Gutstein CS, Parham JF, Le Roux JP, Chavarría CC, Little H, Metallo A, Rossi V, Valenzuela-Toro AM, Velez-Juarbe J, Santelli CM, Rogers DR, Cozzuol MA, Suárez ME. Repeated mass strandings of Miocene marine mammals from Atacama Region of Chile point to sudden death at sea. Proceedings. Biological Sciences / the Royal Society. 281: 20133316. PMID 24573855 DOI: 10.1098/Rspb.2013.3316  1
2014 Goldbogen JA, Shadwick RE, Lillie MA, Piscitelli MA, Potvin J, Pyenson ND, Vogl AW. Using morphology to infer physiology: Case studies on rorqual whales (Balaenopteridae) Canadian Journal of Zoology. 93: 687-700. DOI: 10.1139/Cjz-2014-0311  1
2014 Pyenson ND, Kelley NP, Parham JF. Marine tetrapod macroevolution: Physical and biological drivers on 250Ma of invasions and evolution in ocean ecosystems Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. 400: 1-8. DOI: 10.1016/J.Palaeo.2014.02.018  1
2014 Gutstein CS, Figueroa-Bravo CP, Pyenson ND, Yury-Yañez RE, Cozzuol MA, Canals M. High frequency echolocation, ear morphology, and the marine-freshwater transition: A comparative study of extant and extinct toothed whales Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. 400: 62-74. DOI: 10.1016/J.Palaeo.2014.01.026  1
2013 Shadwick RE, Goldbogen JA, Potvin J, Pyenson ND, Vogl AW. Novel muscle and connective tissue design enables high extensibility and controls engulfment volume in lunge-feeding rorqual whales. The Journal of Experimental Biology. 216: 2691-701. PMID 23580724 DOI: 10.1242/Jeb.081752  1
2013 Debey LB, Pyenson ND. Osteological correlates and phylogenetic analysis of deep diving in living and extinct pinnipeds: What good are big eyes? Marine Mammal Science. 29: 48-83. DOI: 10.1111/J.1748-7692.2011.00545.X  1
2013 Pyenson ND, Goldbogen JA, Shadwick RE. Mandible allometry in extant and fossil Balaenopteridae (Cetacea: Mammalia): The largest vertebrate skeletal element and its role in rorqual lunge feeding Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 108: 586-599. DOI: 10.1111/J.1095-8312.2012.02032.X  1
2013 Valenzuela-Toro AM, Gutstein CS, Varas-Malca RM, Suarez ME, Pyenson ND. Pinniped turnover in the South Pacific Ocean: New evidence from the Plio-Pleistocene of the Atacama Desert, Chile Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. 33: 216-223. DOI: 10.1080/02724634.2012.710282  1
2013 Noakes SE, Pyenson ND, McFall G. Late pleistocene gray whales (eschrichtius robustus) offshore georgia, u.s.a., and the antiquity of gray whale migration in the north atlantic ocean Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. 392: 502-509. DOI: 10.1016/J.Palaeo.2013.10.005  1
2012 Pyenson ND, Goldbogen JA, Vogl AW, Szathmary G, Drake RL, Shadwick RE. Discovery of a sensory organ that coordinates lunge feeding in rorqual whales. Nature. 485: 498-501. PMID 22622577 DOI: 10.1038/Nature11135  1
2012 Velez-Juarbe J, Domning DP, Pyenson ND. Iterative evolution of sympatric seacow (Dugongidae, Sirenia) assemblages during the past ~26 million years. Plos One. 7: e31294. PMID 22319622 DOI: 10.1371/Journal.Pone.0031294  1
2012 Mckenna MF, Cranford TW, Berta A, Pyenson ND. Morphology of the odontocete melon and its implications for acoustic function Marine Mammal Science. 28: 690-713. DOI: 10.1111/J.1748-7692.2011.00526.X  1
2012 Goldbogen JA, Calambokidis J, Croll DA, Mckenna MF, Oleson E, Potvin J, Pyenson ND, Schorr G, Shadwick RE, Tershy BR. Scaling of lunge-feeding performance in rorqual whales: Mass-specific energy expenditure increases with body size and progressively limits diving capacity Functional Ecology. 26: 216-226. DOI: 10.1111/J.1365-2435.2011.01905.X  1
2012 Vélez-Juarbe J, Pyenson ND. Bohaskaia monodontoides, a new monodontid (Cetacea, Odontoceti, Delphinoidea) from the Pliocene of the western North Atlantic Ocean Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. 32: 476-484. DOI: 10.1080/02724634.2012.641705  1
2011 Pyenson ND, Lindberg DR. What happened to gray whales during the Pleistocene? The ecological impact of sea-level change on benthic feeding areas in the North Pacific Ocean. Plos One. 6: e21295. PMID 21754984 DOI: 10.1371/Journal.Pone.0021295  1
2011 Pyenson ND. The high fidelity of the cetacean stranding record: insights into measuring diversity by integrating taphonomy and macroecology. Proceedings. Biological Sciences / the Royal Society. 278: 3608-16. PMID 21525057 DOI: 10.1098/Rspb.2011.0441  1
2011 Goldbogen JA, Calambokidis J, Oleson E, Potvin J, Pyenson ND, Schorr G, Shadwick RE. Mechanics, hydrodynamics and energetics of blue whale lunge feeding: efficiency dependence on krill density. The Journal of Experimental Biology. 214: 131-46. PMID 21147977 DOI: 10.1242/Jeb.048157  1
2011 Uhen MD, Pyenson ND, Devries TJ, Urbina M, Renne PR. New middle Eocene whales from the Pisco Basin of Peru Journal of Paleontology. 85: 955-969. DOI: 10.1666/10-162.1  1
2011 Pyenson ND, Sponberg SN. Reconstructing Body Size in Extinct Crown Cetacea (Neoceti) Using Allometry, Phylogenetic Methods and Tests from the Fossil Record Journal of Mammalian Evolution. 18: 269-288. DOI: 10.1007/S10914-011-9170-1  1
2010 Pyenson ND, Irmis RB, Lipps JH. Comment on "Climate, critters, and cetaceans: Cenozoic drivers of the evolution of modern whales". Science (New York, N.Y.). 330: 178; author reply 17. PMID 20929760 DOI: 10.1126/Science.1189866  1
2010 Pyenson ND. Carcasses on the coastline: Measuring the ecological fidelity of the cetacean stranding record in the eastern North Pacific Ocean Paleobiology. 36: 453-480. DOI: 10.1666/09018.1  1
2010 Parham JF, Pyenson ND. New sea turtle from the Miocene of Peru and the iterative evolution of feeding ecomorphologies since the Cretaceous Journal of Paleontology. 84: 231-247. DOI: 10.1666/09-077R.1  1
2009 Pyenson ND, Irmis RB, Lipps JH, Barnes LG, Mitchell ED, McLeod SA. Origin of a widespread marine bonebed deposited during the middle Miocene Climatic Optimum Geology. 37: 519-522. DOI: 10.1130/G25509A.1  1
2009 Pyenson ND. Requiem for lipotes: An evolutionary perspective on marine mammal extinction Marine Mammal Science. 25: 714-724. DOI: 10.1111/J.1748-7692.2008.00266.X  1
2008 Domning DP, Pyenson ND. "Snagging" teeth and premolar homologies in paleoparadoxiidae (Mammalia: desmostylia) Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. 28: 923-927. DOI: 10.1671/0272-4634(2008)28[923:Staphi]2.0.Co;2  1
2007 Pyenson ND, Haasl DM. Miocene whale-fall from California demonstrates that cetacean size did not determine the evolution of modern whale-fall communities. Biology Letters. 3: 709-11. PMID 17848361 DOI: 10.1098/Rsbl.2007.0342  1
2007 Goldbogen JA, Pyenson ND, Shadwick RE. Big gulps require high drag for fin whale lunge feeding Marine Ecology Progress Series. 349: 289-301. DOI: 10.3354/Meps07066  1
2007 Pyenson ND, Hoch E. Tortonian pontoporiid odontocetes from the eastern North Sea Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. 27: 757-762. DOI: 10.1671/0272-4634(2007)27[757:Tpofte]2.0.Co;2  1
2007 Lindberg DR, Pyenson ND. Things that go bump in the night: Evolutionary interactions between cephalopods and cetaceans in the tertiary Lethaia. 40: 335-343. DOI: 10.1111/J.1502-3931.2007.00032.X  1
2007 Davis EB, Pyenson ND. Diversity biases in terrestrial mammalian assemblages and quantifying the differences between museum collections and published accounts: A case study from the Miocene of Nevada Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. 250: 139-149. DOI: 10.1016/J.Palaeo.2007.03.006  1
2007 Lindberg DR, Pyenson ND. Evolutionary patterns in Cetacea: Fishing up prey size through deep time Whales, Whaling, and Ocean Ecosystems. 67-81.  1
2007 Uhen MD, Pyenson ND. Diversity estimates, biases, and historiographic effects: Resolving cetacean diversity in the tertiary Palaeontologia Electronica. 10.  1
2005 Pyenson ND, Pyenson L, Burinch E, Cisne JL. Treating medieval manuscripts as fossils [4] (multiple letters) Science. 309: 698-699+701. PMID 16060006  1
2003 Marino L, Uhen MD, Pyenson ND, Frohlich B. Reconstructing cetacean brain evolution using computed tomography. Anatomical Record. Part B, New Anatomist. 272: 107-17. PMID 12731077 DOI: 10.1002/Ar.B.10018  1
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