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The Evolution of Whales

By February 18, 2013

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It may be hard to believe, but modern whales evolved from terrestrial, dog-sized mammals that roamed central Asia about 50 million years ago. Here's the story of cetacean evolution, along with profiles of a dozen or so prehistoric whale species.

Illustration of Ambulocetus: H. Kyoht Luterman

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