Subject: Whales on land and Mesonychids

Martine Berube (mberube@ulb.ac.be)
Tue, 26 May 1998 12:54:13 +0200 (MET DST)

Dear David,
There is no complete sequence between the mesonychids and the whales but
mesonychids are recognized as the primitive whales. To learn more about it
and to have a look at drawing of the first whale, please look at:
http://www.detnews.com/1997/discover/9707/10/07070019.htm.  
Sincerely,
Martine

At 09.31 AM 25-05-1998 EDT, you wrote:
>I'm currently reading Farley Mowat's book - Sea of Slaughter - and in his
>chapter, Lost Giants of the Sea, he mentions that whales in the dim past were
>land creatures. My question: Are there any fossil images of whales as land
>creatures?
>
>David Sebastian
>davidseb@aol.com
>
>
Martine Berube
Unit of Evolutionary Genetics
Department of Molecular Biology
Free University of Brussels (ULB)
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