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Semirostrum ceruttii by Bestiarius Semirostrum ceruttii by Bestiarius
This bizarre porpoise was found in the San Diego Formation and lived during the Pliocene. It had a highly elongated lower jaw. Itīs still not known what purpose this strucure had, if it was used for hunting prey or just a case of sexual dimorphism.
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namu-the-orca Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
Whoa, that truly is just bizarre :wow: I love how dolphin-like you've drawn it; something I feel is missing in a lot of the prehistoric dolphin reconstructions. Great work! :clap:
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bubblekirby Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Whats the species name?
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bubblekirby Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
I mean genus (whoops)
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Bestiarius Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
I donīt know, as far as I know it is still not officially described, but there are already several skulls known. Hereīs a photo of the skull: [link]
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avancna Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah, I remember seeing that skull!
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February 18, 2013
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Minolta Co., Ltd.
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10/300 second
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