Crispin Little refers to the discovery of Osteopelta in recovered whale bones :
[…] a tiny, previously unknown species of limpet—limpets are snail-like mollusks with conical rather than spiral shells—was described in 1985, soon followed by others. The limpets were named Osteopelta bacause of their association with bones.Keywords: Osteopeltidae, ecosystems, biodiversity, deep seafloor, scavenger stages, fossil bones
 Crispin T. S. Little: The Prolific Afterlife of Whales. Scientific American February 2010, 302 (2), pp. 78-84.
 Craig R. Smith and Amy R. Baco: Ecology of Whale Falls at the Deep-Sea Floor. Oceanography and Marine Biology: an Annual Review 2003, 41, pp. 311-354 (see page 343) .PDF.