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Whale Evolution

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Evidence for the evolution of whales from land mammals

Rhabdosteus longirostris Cope

NMNH - Paleobiology Dept.

How Did Whales Evolve?

Smithsonian Magazine

Dorudon atrox (Andrews, 1906)

NMNH - Paleobiology Dept.

Pachyaena ossifraga Cope

NMNH - Paleobiology Dept.

Basilosaurus cetoides (Owen, 1839)

NMNH - Paleobiology Dept.

Basilosaurus cetoides (Owen, 1839)

NMNH - Paleobiology Dept.

Basilosaurus cetoides (Owen, 1839)

NMNH - Paleobiology Dept.

Basilosaurus cetoides (Owen, 1839)

NMNH - Paleobiology Dept.

Basilosaurus cetoides (Owen, 1839)

NMNH - Paleobiology Dept.

Skeleton of Zeuglodon, an Extinct Whale, A&I Building

Smithsonian Archives - History Div

"Eocene Whale-Like Mammal" Exhibit

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Maiacetus inuus Gingerich

NMNH - Paleobiology Dept.

Maiacetus inuus Gingerich

NMNH - Paleobiology Dept.

Dorudon atrox (Andrews, 1906)

NMNH - Paleobiology Dept.

Basilosaurus cetoides (Owen, 1839)

NMNH - Paleobiology Dept.

Basilosaurus cetoides (Owen, 1839)

NMNH - Paleobiology Dept.

Basilosaurus cetoides (Owen, 1839)

NMNH - Paleobiology Dept.

Basilosaurus cetoides (Owen, 1839)

NMNH - Paleobiology Dept.

Basilosaurus cetoides (Owen, 1839)

NMNH - Paleobiology Dept.

"Eocene Whale-Like Mammal" Exhibit

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Maiacetus inuus Gingerich

NMNH - Paleobiology Dept.