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Prehistoric Whales and Whale Evolution - Dinosaurs - About.com
The basic theme of whale evolution is the development of large animals from much smaller ancestors--and nowhere is this more evident than in the case of ...
Prehistoric Whale Pictures - Dinosaurs - About.com
Over the course of 100 million years, whales evolved from tiny, terrestrial ancestors to the giants of the sea. Here are pictures, illustrations and photographs of ...
10 Giant Mammals that Succeeded the Dinosaurs
By far the largest prehistoric whale that ever lived, Basilosaurus measured about ... other than that, it represented an evolutionary line that came to a screeching ...
What Vestigial Organs Say About Evolution - Agnosticism / Atheism
An example of such a structure is the pelvis of whales. All tetrapods (including whales) have pelvic bones. In most animals the pelvic bones are needed in order ...
Homologous Structures in Evolution - About Evolution
The flipper of a whale, the wing of a bat, and the leg of a cat are all very similar to the human arm. All of the mentioned species have a large upper arm bone (the ...
Baleen Whales - Mysticeti - The Animal Encyclopedia
The closest relatives to the baleen whales are the toothed whales. The early evolution of baleen whales remains unclear. Scientists are not certain exactly when ...
Mesonyx - About.com Prehistoric Mammals
This wolf-like mammal may have been ancestral to modern whales. ... However, Mesonyx appeared way too early in evolutionary history to be directly related to ...
Megalodon vs. Leviathan - Who Wins? - Dinosaurs - About.com
Leviathan was a 50-foot-long, 50-ton sperm whale that prowled the waters of Miocene South America. ... Prehistoric Whales - The Story of Whale Evolution ...
Prehistoric Dogs and Dog Evolution - Dinosaurs - About.com
Most people know the end of the story of dog evolution--when wolves were domesticated ... were ancestral not to modern dogs or cats, but to prehistoric whales.
Indohyus - About.com Prehistoric Mammals - Dinosaurs
Although it doesn't occupy a place on the direct line of whale evolution, Indohyus showed some adaptations to an aquatic environment, most notably a thick, ...