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paleobiologist

Evolutionary history of marine mammals

About Carlos

I am a paleontologist specializing in the evolutionary history of marine mammals. My research interests span broadly from the geology, biology, morphology, systematics, ecology, and comparative anatomy of both extinct and extant marine mammals.

At present, I am a doctoral student at George Mason University, where I am studying the morphological implications of tooth loss and the evolution of baleen in mysticete cetaceans. This work spans data from paleontology, geology, embryology, and gross anatomy.

CPeredo@masonlive.gmu.edu    |    PeredoCM@si.edu    |    @CMPeredo

recent work

4. Peredo, C.M., N.D. Pyenson, M.D. Uhen, and C.D. Marshall. 2017. Alveoli, teeth, and tooth loss: Understanding the homology of internal mandibular structures in mysticete cetaceans. PLoS ONE 12:5, 1-26. VIEW >

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Mentorship

collaborations

I served as co-PI, along with Mark D. Uhen, for a project mentoring George Mason undergraduate student Brenlee Shipps through early career research. Brenlee received a grant through the Students and Scholars initiative created by the Office of Student Scholarship, Creative Activities, and Research (OSCAR). Brenlee is supplementing the open access information in the Paleobiology Database with additional data from the literature in an effort to establish a link between fossil mysticetes and paleoenvironment. For more information on Brenleeā€™s excellent work, or OSCAR mentorships, visit their webpage.

current affiliations

education

George Mason University, MS, 2015 

Seton Hill University, BS, 2012

George Mason University 
Graduate teaching assistant and doctoral student
 

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Research student