Creationist Mindblocks to Whale Evolution (off site)
Whale's Tale (off
New Fossils Resolve Whale's Origin (off site)
Origin of Whales and the Power of Independent Evidence
Family Tree of Whales (off
J. G. M. "Hans" Thewissen, Ph.D.
Douglas J. Futuyma
Hooking Leviathan By Its
Past (off site)
Stephen Jay Gould
Ungulates, Whales and Strange Mammals (off site)
AiG and Whale Evolution
Ambulocetus Has No Pelvis and is Largely Incomplete? (off site)
Ambulocetus natans - the walking whale that swims (off site)
Whales, Dolphins, Porpoises
Edward T. Babinski
Ambulocetus natans (Whale Series) (off site)
Rodhocetus and Basilosaurus (Whale Series) (off site)
Whale and hippo
"A water-loving mammal that lived 50 to 60 million years ago was probably the "missing link"
between whales and hippos"
Hearing clue to
whale evolution (off
"The evolution of whales from four-legged land dwellers into streamlined swimmers has been traced in fossilised ears"
learned to swim (off
"Fossils show early whales became agile swimmers in a mere blink of evolution - about 10 million years"
whales walked the land
Fossils of the early land-based ancestors of whales have been unearthed in Pakistan
New Protocetid Whale from the Middle Eocene of Pakistan: Birth on Land,
Precocial Develpment, and Sexual Dimorphism (off site)
"Discovery of a near-term fetus positioned for head-first delivery provides important evidence that early protocetid whales gave birth on land."
How ancient whales lost their legs, got sleek and conquered the oceans (off site)
"When ancient whales finally parted company with the last remnants of their legs about 35 million years ago, a relatively sudden genetic event may have crowned an eons-long shrinking process"
How Bambi evolved into Moby-Dick (off site)
"A small deer-like animal that evaded predators by hiding underwater may have evolved into today's whales."
Research on the Origin and Early Evolution of Whales (Cetacea) (off site)
Philip D. Gingerich
E. C. Case Collegiate Professor of Paleontology
Professor, Department of Geological Sciences
Director, Museum of Paleontology, The University of Michigan
Whale Origins! (off site)