Fossils of a 43-million-year-old four-legged whale species have been unearthed by paleontologists in Egypt

The new species was found in the rocks of the western desert of Egypt and was once waterlogged. Researchers at the Center for Vertebrate Paleontology at the University of Mansoura have discovered that this is a new species. The name given to this new species is phiomicetus Anubis, the Egyptian goddess of death. It is also a great predator. The main victims were crocodiles, small mammals, and offspring of other mammals.


Paleontologists say the phiomicetus Anubis marks the whale’s transition between land and water. (it would have been a transitional stage between terrestrial and aquatic whales). Paleontologists say their findings could help us learn more about the evolution of the whale. Its discovery will help us learn more about how this species moved from land to sea and about the ancient habitat. Phiomicetus anubis is about 3 m / 10 feet / long. It is also a top predator with a body weight of 600 kg. The discovery of phiomicetus Anubis is one of the greatest achievements of Egyptian and African paleontology. Studies on this have been published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

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