Fossil of four-legged whales found in Peru

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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amazing news

Anonymous
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wow!

Anonymous
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wow

Anonymous
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I think it is amazing news too

Anonymous
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Is there a six-legged whale

Anonymous
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wow cool

Anonymous
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I love whales, this is very cool

Hermione Granger
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Awesome!

Anonymous
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I’m stunned

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

Q
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Cool

Anonymous
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That’s soo cool

Anonymous
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wow it cool

Anonymous
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wow that is good for them

Anonymous
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That is cool

Anonymous
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thats weird

Isla
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Wow I would be scared.

Isla
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Cool

Isla
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Wow I am writing lots of stuff about this.

harry potter
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that is so cool

Anonymous
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good

Josh
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THAT´S AMAZING!!!

Anonymous
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Can I please have more information

Anonymous
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Kind of scary

Stranger_danger
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Woow so cool bots

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

siosifa
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it looks like a dinosaur

Anonymous
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when was this found

Anonymous
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that is that okay people

Anonymous
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they should look for human fossils.

Anonymous
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hi cool that was amazing

DB
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how cool!

Anonymous
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very nice dinosaur

Anonymous
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Wow amazing

Potato
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This is so intersting just doing this for school very cool

Anonymous
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that looks scary but cool!!

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

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That is so cool

Anonymous
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good news if its still alive

Anonymous
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WOW that is so cool

Anonymous
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Nah

Anonymous
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it looks like a dinosuar

Lucas
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so awesome?

Anonymous
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Is this a Permian monster?

Anonymous
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awesome
i like it

Anonymous
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that is so cool 😀

terry zhang
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very interesting

Shanaya
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I never knew this. This is something that would help me figure out what kind of creatures live in the ocean/sea!

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