A whale that looks like an Otter: for example, scientists describe the animal that lived 43 million years ago on earth. In Peru, discovered by paleontologists eight years ago, a well-preserved skeleton of a prehistoric creature. Now they presented their findings. The marine mammal was at the four-Meter-long and was able to move both on Land and under water thanks to the four-legged, webbed, and hooves at the toes. “This is the most complete specimen of a four-legged Wales, which has ever been found outside of India and Pakistan,” said Dr Olivier Lambert, a researcher at the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, of the British BBC.
The Fossil, which was found on the Peruvian coast, is not the first of this kind. But the most recent copy of a critical knowledge gap. It reveals how the creatures developed in the oceans and spread. “Other Remains from this time were rather fragmentary and not complete,” said Lambert, who studied the Fossil, the “Guardian”. “We had no clear evidence on your life and ability to walk.” However, the recent discovery of evidence that the animals were able to swim for days or even possibly weeks, while you have not lost your ability to move.
“Iconic example of Evolution,”
“Although the animals were able to swim without problems, they still did not have small Hooves on their fingers and toes,” said Travis Park, an expert on prehistoric whales at the Natural History Museum in London who was involved in the investigation. This allows you to Run the country. “Whales are an iconic example of Evolution,” he added. “They evolved from small mammals with hooves to the blue whales we know today.”
The Fund is also in another point of information. Until 2011, fossils of Ur were discovered whales only in India and Pakistan. Their age was estimated to be 53 million years. How and when the animals came to America, was among the scientists in dispute. The Peruvian Fossil suggests that the first whales must have crossed the South Atlantic. For this reason, scientists have named the animal Peregocetus pacificus, which means as much as “the traveler whale, which reached the Pacific ocean”.
sources: BBC, “Guardian”