April 08, 2019 1 min read

A marvelous fossil of a 13-feet-long long prehistoric whale was recently found in marine sediments just off the coast of Playa Media Luna in Peru. The fossil, which is around 42.6 million years old, is actually a species of a whale that still possessed legs — able to walk on the ground as well as swim in the ocean’s depths.

This fascinating discovery links up millions of years of evolution that shaped cetacean species like the blue whale and dolphins. The order Cetacea also includes archaic dog-like animals, classified as Pakicetus, that lived exclusively on land.

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