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Data from: Body-size trends of the extinct giant shark Carcharocles megalodon: a deep-time perspective on marine apex predators

Pimiento C, Balk MA

Date Published: March 26, 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5061/dryad.6q5t4

 

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Title Pimiento&Balk.Dataset
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Description Carcharocles megalodon tooth measurements and body size estimations from different geologic formations around the world.
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Title Pimiento&Balk.TableS1
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Description Descriptive statistics of Carcharocles megalodon crown height (mm) through time. Significant values in bold. Codes: P =Pliocene (5.33-2.58 Ma), LM = late Miocene (11.61-5.33 Ma), MM = middle Miocene (15.97-11.61 Ma).
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Title Pimiento&Balk.TableS2
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Description Statistical comparisons of Carcharocles megalodon crown height (mm) trends through time across space. Significant values in bold. P =Pliocene (5.33-2.58 Ma), LM = late Miocene (11.61-5.33 Ma), MM = middle Miocene (15.97-11.61 Ma).
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Title Pimiento&Balk.TableS3
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Description Model fitting results for Carcharocles megalodon crown height trends. Largest Akaike weigh (best fit) in bold.
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Title Pimiento&Balk.Fig.S1
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Description Carcharocles megalodon tooth-size distributions (note log10 scale). The density curve is in grey. A, General body-size distribution. B, Body-size distributions through time.
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Title Pimiento&Balk.Fig.S2
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Description Geographic trends in Carcharocles megalodon tooth size. A, Tooth size by latitude. The dashed line represents best-fit linear regression model. Black dots represent the middle Miocene (MM) samples, grey dots the late Miocene (LM) samples, and white dots the Pliocene (P) samples. B, Boxplot showing tooth size by hemisphere. C, Boxplot showing tooth size by ocean. D, Tooth size by absolute latitude through time. E, Boxplots showing tooth size by hemisphere through time. F, Boxplots showing tooth size by oceanic region through time.
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Title Pimiento&Balk.Fig.S3
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Description Evolutionary trajectory of Carcharocles megalodon tooth size. Bars represent standard errors of the mean.
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Pimiento C, Balk MA (2015) Body-size trends of the extinct giant shark Carcharocles megalodon: a deep-time perspective on marine apex predators. Paleobiology 41(3): 479-490. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/pab.2015.16

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Pimiento C, Balk MA (2015) Data from: Body-size trends of the extinct giant shark Carcharocles megalodon: a deep-time perspective on marine apex predators. Dryad Digital Repository. http://dx.doi.org/10.5061/dryad.6q5t4
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