Olivier Lambert, a paleontologist at the Museum of Natural Sciences in Brussels and his staff traveled to Peru and began to discover the space. As half of the examine, they performed excavations and located the Mystacodon selenensis skeleton from the Pisco Basin, Ica Region on Peru’s southern coast, experiences Scientist American.

This discovery is extraordinarily essential for earth’s historical past because it permits scientists to fill in the hole of the baleen whale’s evolution. The not too long ago discovered Mystacodon selenensis fossil is 36.four million years old.

The fossil dimension is estimated to be four meters lengthy, the form of its cranium, pelvic bone, and different traits match extra with the descriptions of an historical whale, somewhat than a fashionable one.