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15-metre-long ancient whale Basilosaurus isis was top marine predator

January 11, 2019 - General

The stomach contents of ancient whale Basilosaurus isis suggest it was an apex predator, according to a study published in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Manja Voss from the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, Germany, and colleagues.

Examination of the bones found in Egypt suggest Basilosaurus was a top predator that fed
on other ancient whales [Credit: Pavel.Riha.CB]The authors uncovered an adult B. isis specimen in 2010 in the Wadi…

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