A Basilosaurus isis skeleton at Wadi Al-Hitan, Cairo Mohammed ali Moussa

Alpha Predator Whale Bit Off Heads of Prey 30 Million Years Ago

Basilosaurus isis was a top predator that lurked in calving grounds and hunted the babies of smaller whales, suggest paleontologists studying a fossil cluster in Egypt

Before the Meg, there was a whale. Basilosaurus isis may not have dentition as fearsome as the famed Megalodon, but it was the apex predator of the late Eocene, say paleontologists reporting in PLOS One on the...

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