Thursday, 8 May 2014

Redescription of the oldest-known dolphin skull sheds light on their origins and evolution

May 6, 2014

Society of Vertebrate Paleontology

Dolphins are the most diverse family of living marine mammals and include species such as the bottlenose dolphin and the killer whale. However, their early evolution and fossil record has been steeped in mystery due to lack of good specimens. A new article re-describes the oldest species of dolphin with a new name: Eodelphis kabatensis.

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