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Africa’s first semi-aquatic whale species with legs has been discovered

It turns out the 43 million years ago there was a whale with legs, according to scientists.

The study was completed by the Royal Society. They say that whales derived from their ancestors around 10 million years ago and they were deer-like creatures.


A skeleton of the newly discovered animal was found in Egypt’s Fayum Depression.

Mansoura University scientists studied the skeleton, focusing on the skull. They believe it was so large to aid in an enormous bite.

While it isn’t the oldest fossil of a whale that has legs, it’s the earliest semi-aquatic whale discovered in Africa.



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