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Cetacean Bulla ID
fossilsonwheels posted a topic in Fossil IDI have a whale bulla and I am hoping to get some ID help with this. It was labeled as a Sperm Whale ear bone but after searching pretty extensively, it looks more like a Mysticeti whale to me. I am far from an expert though so I thought I would post it here and see if anybody has any thoughts on it. It was a dive find in South Carolina. It is a pretty good sized ear bone I think, about 4.8 inches long. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
A Miocene Breeding Ground of an Extinct Baleen Whale Found in Japan
Oxytropidoceras posted a topic in Fossil News15-million-year-old baby whale fossil reveals ancient breeding grounds. New information about the habits of extinct whales may shed light on the behaviour of their modern relatives, writes Andrew Masterson. https://cosmosmagazine.com/palaeontology/15-million-year-old-baby-whale-fossil-reveals-ancient-breeding-grounds Other sources: https://phys.org/news/2017-08-potential-site-miocene-era-baleen.html https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/08/170822092205.htm The paper is: Cheng-Hsiu Tsai. A Miocene breeding ground of
Introducing Coronodon havensteini - a new toothed baleen whale from South Carolina
Boesse posted a topic in Fossil NewsHey all, On Thursday some colleagues and I published a new archaeocete-like baleen whale from the Oligocene of South Carolina. This is one of the most primitive baleen whales known, and the skull bears many primitive features in common with basilosaurid archaeocetes. We named it Coronodon havensteini - Coronodon refers to the cusps which make a crown-shape, and the species name after Mark Havenstein who collected the specimen. A life restoration I've made of the animals likely gross-looking mouth can be seen below, along with a photograph of the skull. Here's some press
The "Cone Whale" is now on display at CCNHM, Charleston, SC!
Boesse posted a topic in A Trip to the MuseumHey all, Our collections manager and I have had a pretty busy week, and finished the first phase of the installation of the "Cone Whale" - a baleen whale skeleton collected from the Lee Creek Mine by Lee Cone (President of the Special Friends of the Aurora Museum). The specimen is the most complete whale skeleton ever collected from the mine, and was hauled out a few bones at a time over a two week period in Spring 2007. It includes a partial disarticulated cranium with an earbone (petrosal/periotic), left and right mandibles, all cervical vertebrae, most of the thoracics, and poss
Pliocene Whale Excavation & "time Lapse" Animation
Boesse posted a topic in Fossil Hunting TripsHey Folks, Back in August I organized a dig to excavate a Pliocene baleen whale skull from the Purisima Formation. I finally got around to putting together some blog posts about it, and here they are. Part 3 has the poor man's "time lapse" animation of the dig. Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 (with animation of the excavation)