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New Species of Four-Legged Whale Discovered in Egypt


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Whale, I never! 

You beat me to posting a BBC news article on porpoise! :rolleyes:

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Thanks y'all! This is a pretty big deal for my Egyptian colleagues: the fossil was discovered and prepared by Egyptians and the research team led by Egyptians, with help from foreigners; usually, it's the other way around: this is a big step forward in establishing their first "in situ" vert paleo research program in the country (Mansoura University Vertebrate Paleontology lab). Here's the fossil, and what we think the animal looked like in life (my illustration):

 

Four-Legged Whale Discovered In Egypt Dubbed 'God Of Death'

 

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