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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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