New Fossil Species Is One of the Oldest Known Baleen Whales

New Fossil Species Is One of the Oldest Known Baleen Whales

The oldest known relative of baleen whales is the 36-million-year-old Mystacodon selenensis, which was discovered in Peru and described in 2017—but that species still had teeth.

Tiny new North Pacific fossil whale from 30 million years

A new species of fossil baleen whale that lived in the North Pacific Ocean 30 to 33 million years ago has been described. The whale, named Fucaia buelli by the researchers, is transitional between

New species of ancient whale was all gums and no bite

Nov 30, 2018 · A new fossil discovery is helping researchers piece together the origins of the unique baleen filter feeding system in whales. Baleen is a feeding structure that allows whales like the humpback whale to filter out prey while taking in large amounts of seawater.

New new genus and species of extinct baleen whale

Dec. 2, 2015 — A new species of fossil baleen whale that lived in the North Pacific Ocean 30 to 33 million years ago has been described. The whale, named Fucaia buelli by the researchers, is

Fossil of new extinct baleen whale discovered in New

Fossil of new extinct baleen whale discovered in New Zealand 18 April 2018 – 10:05am Scientists have discovered a new species of extinct baleen whale after examining a skull and other bones that were discovered on New Zealand’s South Island 30 years ago.

27 Million Year Old Baleen Whale is Among Oldest of its Kind

The species is so different that it has been assigned to a new genus. It is certainly one of the earliest baleen whales if not the oldest. Professor Ewan Fordyce says.

New species of fossil dolphin found – BBC News

Scientists have identified a new species of dolphin that lived 25 million years ago. the baleen whales, The skull confirms that Platanista belongs to one of the oldest lineages of toothed

Fossil pushes back whale evolution | Cosmos

New Zealand find represents the oldest baleen whale ever discovered. Andrew Masterson reports. This website uses cookies for user login, personalised content and statistics.

Fossil of Oldest-Known Baleen Whale Relative Unearthed in

Before now, the oldest known baleen-whale fossil was 34 million years old. But molecular and physical analyses indicated that whales were older than that.

‘Oldest’ baleen whale in the world found in a South Island

A new species of whale found in a South Island quarry is the oldest known «true» baleen whale in the world and its skull is estimated to have been almost as long as a person is tall.

Researchers describe new North Pacific fossil whale – Phys.org

A new species of fossil baleen whale that lived in the North Pacific Ocean 30 to 33 million years ago has been described by researchers from the University of Otago.

The Ancient Ancestors of Blue Whales Hunted the Oceans

This species of whale is known as Llanocetus denticrenatus. It’s the second oldest baleen whale ancestor ever discovered and is a distant relative to modern humpback and blue whales.

A fossil named after Burke Museum curator tells a whale of

2 days ago · A whale that lived 33 million years ago when present-day Oregon was part of the ocean floor has been newly named after a curator at the Burke …