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Fossil of four-legged whales found in Peru

April 10, 2019

The fossil of a 43-million-year-old whale with four legs, webbed feet and hooves has been discovered in Peru.

Palaeontologists believe the marine mammal’s four-metre-long body was adapted to swim and walk on land.

The semi-aquatic whale has been compared to an otter or a beaver….. just larger!

It was found in marine sediments 1km inland from Peru’s Pacific coast, at Playa Media Luna.

The scientists that found it have named it Peregocetus pacificus, meaning “the travelling whale that reached the Pacific”.C

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Hermione Granger

Awesome!

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amazing news

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that is so cool 😀

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awesome
i like it

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Is this a Permian monster?

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so awesome?

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it looks like a dinosuar

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Nah

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WOW that is so cool

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good news if its still alive

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That is so cool

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maybe they still exist at the bottom of the Mariana trench.

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that looks scary but cool!!

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This is so intersting just doing this for school very cool

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Wow amazing

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very nice dinosaur

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how cool!

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hi cool that was amazing

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they should look for human fossils.

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that is that okay people

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when was this found

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it looks like a dinosaur

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that is amazing i want to touch it fossil and live that long

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Woow so cool bots

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Kind of scary

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Can I please have more information

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good

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THAT´S AMAZING!!!

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that is so cool

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Wow I am writing lots of stuff about this.

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Cool

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Wow I would be scared.

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thats weird

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That is cool

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wow that is good for them

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wow it cool

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That’s soo cool

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so so fake it looks like a dinosaur a shark and a black panther

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I'm stunned

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I love whales, this is very cool

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wow cool

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Is there a six-legged whale

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I think it is amazing news too

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wow

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wow!