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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In 2011, an international team, including members from Peru, France, Italy, the Netherlands, and Belgium, organized a field expedition, during which they excavated the remains of an ancient whale they've since named Peregocetus pacificus.
The 15-metre-long and 1.5-metric-tonne ancient whale was an apex predator that lived in the late Eocene about 38-34m years ago.
If this ancient whale had any baleen, it could have been crushed between its teeth.
Wadi El Rayan may now be synonymous with off-road adventures and geographic wonders, but less than a decade ago many visitors didn't know what it had to offer or about Wadi Al-Hitan, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that contains hundreds of ancient whale and animal fossils.
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.
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
Based on the remains, which included a skull and other bones, they named the ancient whale as genus Toipahautea waitaki, which means a baleen-origin whale from the Waitaki region in English.
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.