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Ancient, four-legged whale with otter-like features found along the coast of Peru

April 5, 2019 - General

Cetaceans, the group including whales and dolphins, originated in south Asia more than 50 million years ago from a small, four-legged, hoofed ancestor. Now, researchers reporting the discovery of an ancient four-legged whale–found in 42.6-million-year-old marine sediments along the coast of Peru–have new insight into whales’ evolution and their dispersal to other parts of the world. The findings are reported in the journal Current…

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