Monday, 13 August 2012

'Coconut' shaped fossil gives clues to the origins of the pygmy right whale

Melbourne Museum palaeontologist Dr Erich Fitzgerald has discovered that a strange 'coconut' shaped fossil is possibly the first fossil evidence of the family Neobalaenidae, a family of whales which contains just one extant species, the pygmy right whale (Capera marginata).

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