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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 ...
http://dinosaurs.about.com/od/otherprehistoriclife/a/ancientwhales.htm
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 ...
http://dinosaurs.about.com/od/dinosaurpictures/ig/Whale-Pictures/
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 ...
http://dinosaurs.about.com/od/mesozoicmammals/p/basilosaurus.htm
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 ...
http://dinosaurs.about.com/od/mesozoicmammals/p/ambulocetus.htm
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  ...
http://atheism.about.com/od/evolutionexplained/a/VestigialOrgansAppendix.htm
Rodhocetus – About.com Prehistoric Mammals
This Eocene mammal was an early step in the evolution of whales.
http://dinosaurs.about.com/od/mesozoicmammals/p/rodhocetus.htm
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?
http://evolution.about.com/od/evidence/a/Homologous-Structures.htm
Aegyptocetus - About.com Prehistoric Whales
Aegyptocetus (Greek for "Egyptian whale"); pronounced ay-JIP-toe-SEE-tuss ... and the fully aquatic whales, like Dorudon, that evolved a few million years later.
http://dinosaurs.about.com/od/mesozoicmammals/fl/Aegyptocetus.htm
Dorudon – About.com Prehistoric Mammals
This prehistoric whale was once mistaken for a baby Basilosaurus. ... Prehistoric Whales - The Story of Whale Evolution · Prehistoric Proboscids - Mammoths, ...
http://dinosaurs.about.com/od/mesozoicmammals/p/dorudon.htm
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, ...
http://dinosaurs.about.com/od/mesozoicmammals/p/indohyus.htm
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