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"Vélez-Juarbe, Jorge"

Bajpai, Sunil; Domning, Daryl Paul; Das, Debi P.; Vélez-Juarbe, Jorge; Mishra, Vijay P. (detail)
A new fossil sirenian (Mammalia, Dugonginae) from the Miocene of India.
Neues Jb. Geol. Pal. Abh. 258(1): 39-50. 3 tabs. 6 figs. Published online June 2010.
–Describes Kutchisiren cylindrica, n.gen.n.sp., from the Lower Miocene (Aquitanian or Burdigalian) Khari Nadi Formation of Kutch, Gujarat, western India.
Uhen, Mark David; Coates, Anthony G.; Jaramillo, Carlos A.; Montes, Camilo; Pimiento, Catalina; Rincón, Aldo; Strong, Nikki; Vélez-Juarbe, Jorge (detail)
Marine mammals from the Miocene of Panama.
Jour. South American Earth Scis. 30(3-4): 167-175. 2 tabs. 5 figs.
–Describes a caudal vertebra and rib fragments representing two different dugongids from the Early Mioc. (Aquitanian-Burdigalian) Culebra Formation, Panama Canal (167-168, 170-174).
Vélez-Juarbe, Jorge; Domning, Daryl Paul; Pyenson, Nicholas D. (detail)
Iterative evolution of sympatric seacow (Dugongidae, Sirenia) assemblages during the past ~26 million years.
PLoS ONE 7(2): e31294. 8 pp. 1 tab. 3 figs. + 1 fig. in Supporting Information. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0031294. Feb. 3, 2012.
–Available online at:
 ABSTRACT: Extant sirenians show allopatric distributions throughout most of their range. However, their fossil record shows evidence of multispecies communities throughout most of the past ~26 million years, in different oceanic basins. Morphological differences among co-occurring sirenian taxa suggest that resource partitioning played a role in structuring these communities. We examined body size and ecomorphological differences (e.g., rostral deflection and tusk morphology) among sirenian assemblages from the late Oligocene of Florida, early Miocene of India and early Pliocene of Mexico; each with three species of the family Dugongidae. Although overlapping in several ecomorphological traits, each assemblage showed at least one dominant trait in which coexisting species differed. Fossil sirenian occurrences occasionally are monotypic, but the assemblages analyzed herein show iterative evolution of multispecies communities, a phenomenon unparalleled in extant sirenian ecology. As primary consumers of seagrasses, these communities likely had a strong impact on past seagrass ecology and diversity, although the sparse fossil record of seagrasses limits direct comparisons. Nonetheless, our results provide robust support for previous suggestions that some sirenians in these extinct assemblages served as keystone species, controlling the dominance of climax seagrass species, permitting more taxonomically diverse seagrass beds (and sirenian communities) than many of those observed today.
Veléz-Juarbe, Jorge; Noriega, Jorge I.; Ferrero, Brenda S. (detail)
Fossil Dugongidae (Mammalia, Sirenia) from the Parana Formation (late Miocene) of Entre Rios Province, Argentina.
Ameghiniana 49(4): 585-593. 1 tab. 4 figs.
–Spanish summ.
Fitzgerald, Erich M. G.; Vélez-Juarbe, Jorge; Wells, Roderick T. (detail)
Miocene sea cow (Sirenia) from Papua New Guinea sheds light on sirenian evolution in the Indo-Pacific.
Jour. Vert. Paleo. 33(4): 956-963. 2 tabs. 8 figs. July 2013.
Vélez-Juarbe, Jorge (detail)
Ghost of seagrasses past: using sirenians as a proxy for historical distribution of seagrasses.
Palaeogeogr. Palaeoclim. Palaeoecol. 9 pp. 1 tab. 4 figs.
Vélez-Juarbe, Jorge; Domning, Daryl Paul (detail)
Fossil Sirenia of the West Atlantic and Caribbean region. IX. Metaxytherium albifontanum, sp. nov.
Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 34(2): 444-464. 11 tabs. 15 figs. + supplemental online material. Mar. 2014.

Daryl P. Domning, Research Associate, Department of Paleobiology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. 20560, and Laboratory of Evolutionary Biology, Department of Anatomy, College of Medicine, Howard University, Washington, D.C. 20059.
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