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Basilotritus uheni by MALvit Basilotritus uheni by MALvit
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.
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acepredator Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015
Basilosaurus is a shallow-water specialist. 
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AnonymousLlama428 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice! I almost mistook it for a mosasaur.
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Clawedfrog Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Incredible! 
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philippeL Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Superb specimen :thumbsup:
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Dinogod Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool drawing. Congrats :D
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JWArtwork Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You say "Previously estimated its size by scientists at 7-10 meters". What is its current size thought to be:?
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MALvit Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Student
current size thought to be 12m
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JWArtwork Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, that's a lot larger than the previous estimate, then. Very nice work, by the way, I like it a lot! :)
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Zinnorokkrah Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
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?
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MALvit Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Student
I mean, bending the tail up and down the curve of the tail looked like a wave.
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Zinnorokkrah Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
Ah, I see. Thank-you :)
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Orionide5 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
Or did it swim with a looping motion perhaps, so that the body went side to side but the tail went up and down? I'm confused too.
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