Enormous Walking Whale Teeth - Undescribed Species
Lot 1075W
Enormous Walking Whale Teeth - Undescribed Species
US$ 2,200 - 2,800
£ 1,600 - 2,000

Amended

Natural History

5 Dec 2017, 10:00 PST

Los Angeles

Lot Details
Enormous Walking Whale Teeth - Undescribed Species
Protocetid
Middle Eocene, Bartonian
Aridal Formation, Gueran, Southwestern Morocco

From a newly discovered site in Southwestern Morocco, these specimens belonged to an extinct behemoth representing an undescribed species. One of the largest mammalian carnivores to exist on the planet, the walking whale was a semi-aquatic mammal which, through evolution, lost its hind limbs; its front limbs developed into flippers. The present offering comprises a lower jaw section with two huge teeth, a maxilla section with an upper tooth and an individual upper tooth. (3) Larger lower jaw with teeth measuring 9 1/2 x 7 x 2in

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