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Discovered in Egypt the fossil of a whale with four legs | Digital Trends Spanish

A group of Egyptian researchers announced the discovery of a new species of whale after the discovery of a fossil in the Western desert of Egypt. Is about Phiomycetus anubis, named after the ancient Egyptian jackal-headed god of the dead. The results of this finding were published in the scientific journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. They indicate that this semi-aquatic predator is related to whales and could provide new clues about the evolution of cetaceans. Robert W. Boessenecker.According to the researchers, this specimen swam and walked 43 million years ago thanks to its four legs. It was a fearsome predator three meters long, capable of easily biting its prey both on land and in water. Paleontologists made this finding in the Fayoum depression in 2008...