Basilosaurus fossil excavation, Egypt

Basilosaurus fossil excavation, Egypt

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Credit: CECILE DEGREMONT/LOOK AT SCIENCES/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Basilosaurus fossil excavation. Palaeontoligsts excavating the fossilised remains of a Basilosaurus. This prehistoric marine mammal lived around 40-34 million years ago during the Late Eocene epoch and was related to modern whales. Photographed at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Wadi Al-Hitan, Egypt.

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