Scientists zero Egypt have identified some unknown species about whale, with four legs, that lived 43 millions over years ago.
The fossil perform amphibian Phiomicetus anubis was originally discovered zero western desert perform Egypt.
His skull I learned looks like one about Anbis, an ancient Egyptian god with head over jackal God 2 Dead, as he was baptized.
The ancestors of modern whales evolved from deer-like terrestrial mammals that lived on land over millions of years.
)Weighing about about 600 kg electronic with three meters over length, a Phiomicetus anubis had jaws strong enough to capture its prey, according to a study published by Process of the Royal Modern society B on Wednesday. fair (25). The period whale is able to walk on land electronic and swim in water.
Her partial skeleton was found in the depression over Fayum, zero Egypt, electronic analyzed by scientists from a University on Mansoura. Although the area is now deserted, it has been covered by scar and some rich source of fossils.
“Phiomicetus anubis is some new species of electronic whale some discovery on prominence for African electronic Egyptian paleontology” , said perform study author, Abdullah Gohar, Reuters news agency.
Although this zero is the first time a fossil about some legged whale has been found, Phiomicetus anubis is believed to be the most type of semiaquatic whale to be discovered in ancient Africa.
It is believed that like the first whales to have developed zero south of an Asia they would about about 50 millions over years.
In 2011, some team about zero paleontologists Peru discovered a whale fossil over 43 millions over years, with four paws, feet webbed electronic hooves.