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Miocene beaked whale found in Balearic Islands' limestone quarry

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Bianucci, G., Llàcer, S., Cardona, J.Q., Collareta, A. and Florit,

A.R., 2019. A new beaked whale record from the upper 

Miocene of Menorca, Balearic Islands, based on CT-scan 

analysis of limestone slabs. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 64(2), pp.291-302.

http://webaccess.igipz.pan.pl/archive/published/app64/app005932019.pdf

https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/7247/52c31e2013100da8d07eb1aaa4214f92f14b.pdf

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/332589581_A_new_beaked_whale_record_from_the_late_Miocene_of_Menorca_Balearic_Islands_based_on_CT-scan_analysis_of_limestone_slabs

 

Many more papers about fossil whales at:

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Alberto_Collareta

 

Yours,

 

Paul H.

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Shamalama

Wasn't there another instance of a whale skull being found in limestone slabs? Egypt perhaps?

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Shamalama

Yup, that is it!

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siteseer

Fossil beaked whale remains are especially rare.  Finds of modern specimens are also rare because they live (and apparently have always lived) in the open ocean not often coming close to shore.

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