Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Waipatiid Cetacean Fossil

This image is of a waipatiid cetacean whale-like fossil(?) on display at Mace Brown Museum of Natural History (August 2017). It dates to the Oligocene Epoch (about 28-26 million years ago), Paleogene Period.

The Mace Brown Museum of Natural History is located at the College of Charleston, 202 Calhoun Street, 2nd Floor, Charleston, South Carolina 29424.

Learn more at their blog: http://blogs.cofc.edu/macebrownmuseum/

The images below are of an unnamed Odontocete whale fossil. It was found in Chandler Bridge Formation, Village Green Subdivision, Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA.