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Ambulocetus is an early cetacean in the early [[eocene]].
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'''Ambulocetus''' is an early cetacean in the early [[eocene]].
   
   
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==Description==
 
==Description==
   
Ambulocetus was a [[fossil]] genus, that lived in a tropical damp environment.  Scientists consider it a [[transitional fossil]], becuase of the following features, 1. it had an adaptation in the nose that allowed it to swallow freshwater, 2. its periotic bones had a structure like those of whales, enabling it to hear underwater.
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Ambulocetus is a [[fossil]] genus, that lived in a tropical damp environment.  Scientists consider it a [[transitional fossil]], because of the following features, 1. it had an adaptation in the nose that allowed it to swallow freshwater, 2. its periotic bones had a structure like those of whales, enabling it to hear underwater.
   
 
==External Links==
 
==External Links==
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[http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/life/Ambulocetus BBC on Ambulocetus]
 
[http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/life/Ambulocetus BBC on Ambulocetus]
 
[[Category:Evolution]]
 
[[Category:Evolution]]
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[[Category:Paleontology]]
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[[Category:Ancient cetaceans.]]

Latest revision as of 00:07, 21 August 2017

Ambulocetus is an early cetacean in the early eocene.



Description

Ambulocetus is a fossil genus, that lived in a tropical damp environment.  Scientists consider it a transitional fossil, because of the following features, 1. it had an adaptation in the nose that allowed it to swallow freshwater, 2. its periotic bones had a structure like those of whales, enabling it to hear underwater.

External Links

Wikipedia on Ambulocetus

BBC on Ambulocetus

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