The Lost Skull of Australia

A remarkable whale skull is dug up in Wynyard (Tasmania) in the early 1920s. With a blunt snout, highly ornamented teeth and even tusks projecting from the tip of its jaws, it is unlike any modern whale.

In this episode, palaeontologist Ben Francischelli is digging up a shameful past; how we lost one of the most formative whale skulls ever uncovered on the continent.

Join palaeontologist Ben Francischelli, as he gives you the scoop on “Prosqualodon”, the shark-toothed-whale !

foto credits: By Emőke Dénes – kindly granted by the author, CC BY-SA 4.0,