Articles related to whale evolution
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 ...
Basilosaurus – About.com Prehistoric Mammals
One of the biggest prehistoric whales that ever lived. ... Prehistoric Whales - The Story of Whale Evolution · Prehistoric Proboscids - Mammoths, Mastodons and ...
Ambulocetus – About.com Prehistoric Mammals
This "walking whale" led an otter-like lifestyle. ... Prehistoric Whales - The Story of Whale Evolution · Prehistoric Proboscids - Mammoths, Mastodons and Early ...
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 ...
Pakicetus – About.com Prehistoric Mammals
Over the next 10 or 20 million years, the limbs of Pakicetus' great-great-great, etc. grandchildren gradually evolved into flippers, and the whale lineage was ...
Homologous Structures in Evolution - About.com
The flipper of a whale, the wing of a bat, and the leg of a cat are all very similar to the ... What is the difference between analogy and homology in evolution?
Indohyus – About.com Prehistoric Mammals
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, ...
Mesonyx - About.com Prehistoric Mammals
This wolf-like mammal may have been ancestral to modern whales. ... The " Tigers" of the Prehistoric Plains · Prehistoric Whales - The Story of Whale Evolution ...
Rodhocetus – About.com Prehistoric Mammals
This Eocene mammal was an early step in the evolution of whales.