Articles | Volume 19, issue 10
Research article
30 May 2022
Research article |  | 30 May 2022

Intra-skeletal variability in phosphate oxygen isotope composition reveals regional heterothermies in marine vertebrates

Nicolas Séon, Romain Amiot, Guillaume Suan, Christophe Lécuyer, François Fourel, Fabien Demaret, Arnauld Vinçon-Laugier, Sylvain Charbonnier, and Peggy Vincent


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on bg-2022-10', Anonymous Referee #1, 10 Feb 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on bg-2022-10', Anonymous Referee #2, 05 Apr 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (30 Apr 2022) by Steven Bouillon
AR by Nicolas Séon on behalf of the Authors (01 May 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (04 May 2022) by Steven Bouillon
Short summary
We analysed the oxygen isotope composition of bones and teeth of four marine species possessing regional heterothermies. We observed a consistent link between oxygen isotope composition and temperature heterogeneities recorded by classical methods. This opens up new perspectives on the determination of the thermoregulatory strategies of extant marine vertebrates where conventional methods are difficult to apply, but also allows us to investigate thermophysiologies of extinct vertebrates.
Final-revised paper