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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.com
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 ...
Rodhocetus – About.com Prehistoric Mammals
This Eocene mammal was an early step in the evolution of whales.
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, ...
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 ...
Protocetus – About.com Prehistoric Mammals - Dinosaurs
This prehistoric whale looked more like a seal. ... Prehistoric Whales - The Story of Whale Evolution · Prehistoric Proboscids - Mammoths, Mastodons and Early ...