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Four-legged whale ancestors reached South America in an otter-like swimming style

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Published on Apr 4, 2019

A four-legged whale from Peru indicates that early whales crossed the South Atlantic before 42.6 million years ago and may have propelled like otters: with a robust tail and webbed fingers on their long feet. Full article: https://www.naturalsciences.be/en/new...

Current Biology, Lambert et al.: "An amphibious whale from the middle Eocene of Peru reveals early South Pacific dispersal of quadrupedal cetaceans" https://www.cell.com/current-biology/...

Peregocetus pacificus

Production: Stéphane Van Israël, Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences

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