Archaeoceti

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Archaeoceti

[‚ärk·ē·ə′sē‚tī]
(paleontology)
The zeuglodonts, a suborder of aquatic Eocene mammals in the order Cetacea; the oldest known cetaceans.
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Arctic |the stunning visitors Scenes switch from the Arctic desert of Torellneset, where thigmotactic walruses snuggle together on shingle beaches and diminutive purple saxifrage grow in ancient whale graves, to the brilliant 30m ice cliffs of Brasvellbreen, caving to form a sea of Slush Puppy.
Arctic |the stunning visitors could Scenes switch from the Arctic desert of Torellneset, where thigmotactic walruses snuggle together on shingle beaches and diminutive purple saxifrage grow in ancient whale graves, to the brilliant 30m ice cliffs of Brasvellbreen, caving to form a sea of Slush Puppy.
Arctic foxes |the stunning visitors could Scenes switch from the Arctic desert of Torellneset, where thigmotactic walruses snuggle together on shingle beaches and diminutive purple saxifrage grow in ancient whale graves, to the brilliant 30m ice cliffs of Brasvellbreen, caving to form a sea of Slush Puppy.
There is death and blood everywhere here, and also ancient whale lore that is now being "proven" by scientific research.
LONDON: Scientists have discovered an ancient whale whose bite ripped huge chunks of flesh out of other whales about 12 million years ago - and they've named it after the author of "Moby Dick.
Seven years later, Gingerich found hundreds of partial skeletons including a complete hind limb belonging to Basilosaurus isis, an ancient whale that inhabited Egypt five or ten million years after Pakicetus.
The finalists include the Hoxne Hoard of Roman gold and silver objects, the 3500-year-old Bush Barrow treasure, the Vindolanda tablets, the ancient whale ivory Lewis chessmen, John Harrison's chronometers and the Crown Jewels
That the skull and other bones lack damage supports the idea that the fossils are those of a fetus and not of a small, unrelated creature that had been eaten by the ancient whale, he notes.
Thewissen and his colleagues have therefore tried to find examples of this bone in fossils of ancient whale species that had true hind legs.
Paleontologists have unveiled the fossilized lower jaw of an ancient whale from India that, they claim, pushes the origin of these marine mammals back before 53.
The researchers measured the isotopic ratio of oxygen in four ancient whale fossils.
The new-found fossil, called Ambu1ocetus natarts, is the first known ancient whale with large, functional hind limbs, says J.