New moniker given to oldest true dolphin species

05/9/2014 | Science News

The oldest true dolphin species ever found has been given a new name: Eodelphis kabatensis. The fossil skull of the creature was found in the 1970s and dates back 8.5 million to 13 million years, but it was associated with the Stenella genus, which didn't evolve until a few million years later, necessitating the need for a new name, according to a report in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology.

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