Wednesday, 10 September 2014

New species of extinct dolphin sheds light on river dolphin history

Date:
September 9, 2014

Source:
Society of Vertebrate Paleontology

Summary:
Researchers described a new fossil dolphin species from the Miocene -- dating to more than 16 million years ago -- of the Pisco Basin, a desert on the coast of Peru. It belongs to a rare extinct family of marine dolphins, the squalodelphinids, which are related to the endangered Ganges and Indus river dolphins living today.


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