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Raul Esperante-Caamano

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Raul Esperante-Caamano received his PhD. in vertebrate paleontology from Loma Linda University, California. He corrently works at the Geoscience Research Institute. His research interests include taphonomy of fossil marine mammals (see Pisco formation), rates of deposition of diatoms, and catastrophic interpretations of fossil sites.[1] He has published in many journals, including Geology and has presented information to the Geological Society of America.

Geoscience Research Institute Loma Linda, California 92350 USA



  • "Volcanoes during Creation Week" Letter to the Editor by Raul Esperante Volume 22, Issue 1 Published April 2008


  • L.R. Brand, R Esperante, AV Chadwick, OP Porras, and M Alomía. 2004. "Fossil whale preservation implies high diatom accumulation rate in the Miocene–Pliocene Pisco Formation of Peru" Geology, v. 32, no. 2, p. 165-168.
  • Esperante-Caamano R, Brand LR, Chadwick AV, Poma O. 1999. Taphonomy of whales in the Miocene/Pliocene Pisco Formation, Western Peru. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs 31(7):A466.
  • Esperante-Caamano, Raul, Leonard Brand, Arthur Chadwick, and Fernando DeLucchi. 2000. Fossil Whales Of The Miocene/Pliocene Pisco Formation, Peru: Stratigraphy, Distribution, And Taphonomy. Geological Society of America. Abstracts with Program 32:A499.
  • ESPERANTE, Raúl. 2006. EXCEPTIONAL OCCURRENCE OF FOSSIL BALEEN IN THE MIOCENE/PLIOCENE PISCO FORMATION, PERU. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 38, No. 7, p. 64.


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