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ARTIST: RICHARD LAZZARA
ART GALLERY BOULDER COLORADO USA

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Date: 2007-05-27 11:22
Subject: Evolution of Whales
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The Evolution of Whales
Based on November 2001 National Geographic Magazine, "The Evolution of Whales". Covering the Evolutionary Origins of Modern Whales and Dolphins. Reviewed, with some edits by Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, Dr. J.G.M. Thewissen, with additional comments by Edward T. Babinski, and revised text and art by Sharon Mooney.

Pakicetus Skulls Comparison

Anatomically Correct Pakicetus Skull
Anatomically correct Pakicetus skull
Source:Cranial Anatomy of Pakicetidae (Cetacea, Mammalia)
Sirpa Nummelai, S. Taseer Hussain, and J.G.M. Thewissen
Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 26(3):746â“759
September 2006, Society of Vertebrate Paleontology

Pakicetus
Pakicetus Skeleton
Reconstruction of Pakicetus
Ambulocetus natans
Dr. Thewissen examining pelvis of Ambulocetus
Ambulocetus
Nasal Drift
Evolution of Echolocation

Rodhocetus
Rodhocetus
46.5 million years ago

Rodhocetus
Protocetus
Kutchicetus

Remingtonocetid Kutchicetus
Images of skulls of Remingtonocetus, still embedded in the rock in which they were found, in Kachchh, India.

Kutchicetus and Hearing
Middle ear of the fossil whale Remingtonocetus from India
Credit: Artwork by Lauren Stevens

Durodon
Basilosaurus

Aetiocetus
Aetiocetus
24-26 million years ago

Squalodon
Squalodon
16 million years ago
Early Echolocation

Cetotherium
Cetotherium
15 million years ago


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Edward T. Babinski
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Ed Babinski works on the staff of the Duke Library at Furman University, Greenville, SC.The Evolution of Whales
Based on November 2001 National Geographic Magazine, "The Evolution of Whales". Covering the Evolutionary Origins of Modern Whales and Dolphins. Reviewed, with some edits by Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, Dr. J.G.M. Thewissen, with additional comments by Edward T. Babinski, and revised text and art by Sharon Mooney.

All images reconstructed from National Geographic, are public access, though source and appropriate credits must be left intact.
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