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Sperm Whale Fossil Vertebrae

Fossil Sperm Whale Verte from http://www.paleodirect.com/pgset2/wh006.htm

Fossil Sperm Whale Verte from http://www.paleodirect.com/pgset2/wh006.htm

Whilst looking for other, interesting, bits of information about the sperm whale I came across a stunning set of pictures of a fossil whale vertebrae. It is a beautiful, rare find as fossil whale bones are porous they often decompose and often found fragmented. There was a page for a fossil sperm whale vertebrae (see picture). Go to my page for a bit more info on cetacean vertebrae morphology.

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