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Beaked Whale

The Most Uncommon Whales?

Most of us know about blue whales, sperm whales, and dolphins (a type of specialized whale). But what about beaked whales, an elusive group that includes nearly a quarter of all living whale species? 

Tags: Exhibitions, Mammals, Whales

Morphobank common ancestor

March Mammal Madness: Enter Our "Name Your Ancestor" Tournament

This month, a team of international researchers led by the American Museum of Natural History and Stony Brook University determined in unprecedented detail what the earliest ancestor of placental mammals—the widely diverse group of animals ranging from whales to bats to humans—looked like.  The Museum is teaming up with WNYC’s Radiolab to sponsor a tournament to name this early ancestor. Want to enter? 

Tags: Mammals, March Mammal Madness, Our Research, Paleontology, Tree of Life


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