In this episode, we’ll be travelling back more than 53 million years to go through the ABC’s of Extinct Whales. From Acrophyseter to Zygophyseter, it’s going to be one HELL of a ride! Join palaeontologist Ben Francischelli, as he gives you the scoop on these ancient cetaceans!
A 24-million-year-old fossil of a giant tusked dolphin lacks several features common to modern dolphins and baleen whales. The discovery shows that the common ancestor of dolphins and whales lacked these features, meaning the same adaptations for swimming must have evolved independently in both lineages. >> read more … image credits: By PaleoGeekSquared – Own … Meer lezen