"Echo Hunter": Researchers Name New Fossil Whale With High-Frequency Hearing

Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 12:31 in Paleontology & Archaeology

A detailed study of a nearly-complete fossil skull reveals much about the evolution of high-frequency hearing, which plays a key role in echolocation. Researchers at NYIT conclude high-frequency hearing evolved about 27-million years ago, about the same time as echolocation, although some features evolved even earlier.

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