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meaning: "Walking whale"
Named By: Thewissen et al in 1996
Time Period: Early Eocene, 47.8-41.3 Ma
Location: Pakistan
Size: 3 meters long
Diet: unavailable
Fossil(s): Several individuals with partial remains, one specimen with a much more complete skeletal frame
Classification: | Chordata | Mammalia | Cetacea | Archaeoceti | Ambulocetidae | Ambulocetinae |

Ambulocetus (meaning "walking whale") was an early cetacean with short limbs and large feet used for swimming. Along with other members of Ambulocetidae, it is a transitional fossil that shows how whales evolved from land-living mammals. While its name stems from the historical hypothesis that it was capable of walking on land, more recent research suggests that it was fully aquatic like modern cetaceans.

Read more about Ambulocetus at Wikipedia
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