Recently discovered an ancient whale from near Kiev in Ukraine.Basilotritus uheni was quite large animals. Previously estimated its size by scientists at 7-10 meters. Based on the structure of the spine, this whale swam well, wavy bending body from side to side.It is worth noting that similar shape elongated vertebrae are characteristic of modern whales, such as sperm whales, killer whales and baleen whales.Since Basilotritus remnants were found in relatively deep sediments, paleontologists have suggested that at least part of the time, these whales spend at sea. A large body of evidence is entirely aquatic life, and well-developed vertebral spines indicate muscle. In all likelihood, Basilotritus uheni was a good swimmer. It is unlikely that its dimensions and proportions, he could develop a high speed, but he took his swim range, being fully adapted to migrate over long distances.
Basilosaurus is a shallow-water specialist.
Nice! I almost mistook it for a mosasaur.
Cool drawing. Congrats
You say "Previously estimated its size by scientists at 7-10 meters". What is its current size thought to be
current size thought to be 12m
Wait, I'm a little confused. When you say "swam well, wavy bending body from side to side" do you mean up and down like a normal whale, or side to side like a reptile?