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Specimen of the Week 281: The Ancient Whale Skull

Rowan J JTinker3 March 2017

The evolution of whales is truly a strange story, and relatively little was known about their ancestry until the early 1990s when palaeontologists unearthed a series of fossils from the Eocene of India and Pakistan that shed light on the transition of the group from water to land.

Model of Protocetus atavus skull. Ventral side. LDUCZ-Z3265

Model of Protocetus atavus skull. Ventral side. LDUCZ-Z3265

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