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Research Article

Ancient Nursery Area for the Extinct Giant Shark Megalodon from the Miocene of Panama

  • Catalina Pimiento mail,

    pimientoc@ufl.edu

    Affiliations: Department of Biology, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, United States of America, Division of Vertebrate Paleontology, Florida Museum of Natural History, Gainesville, Florida, United States of America, Center of Paleoecology and Archaeology, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama, Republic of Panama

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  • Dana J. Ehret,

    Affiliations: Division of Vertebrate Paleontology, Florida Museum of Natural History, Gainesville, Florida, United States of America, School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, United States of America

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  • Bruce J. MacFadden,

    Affiliations: Division of Vertebrate Paleontology, Florida Museum of Natural History, Gainesville, Florida, United States of America, Division of Research on Learning (DRL), Education and Human Resources (EHR), National Science Foundation, Arlington, Virginia, United States of America

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  • Gordon Hubbell

    Affiliation: Jaws International, Gainesville, Florida, United States of America

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  • Published: May 10, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0010552
  • Featured in PLOS Collections

About the Authors

Catalina Pimiento
Department of Biology, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, United States of America
Catalina Pimiento, Dana J. Ehret, Bruce J. MacFadden
Division of Vertebrate Paleontology, Florida Museum of Natural History, Gainesville, Florida, United States of America
Catalina Pimiento
Center of Paleoecology and Archaeology, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama, Republic of Panama
Dana J. Ehret
School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, United States of America
Bruce J. MacFadden
Division of Research on Learning (DRL), Education and Human Resources (EHR), National Science Foundation, Arlington, Virginia, United States of America
Gordon Hubbell
Jaws International, Gainesville, Florida, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: pimientoc@ufl.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CP DJE BJM. Performed the experiments: CP. Analyzed the data: CP. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: CP GH. Wrote the paper: CP. Intellectual support and editorial input: DJE BJM GH.