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Fig. 25 | Evolution: Education and Outreach

Fig. 25

From: From Land to Water: the Origin of Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises

Fig. 25

Diagram showing the approximate location of the pelvis and hind limb of a male bowhead whale (Balaena mysticetus) in (A) lateral view and (B) dorsal view. (C) The pelvis is attached to the femur with a synovial joint, and a small cartilaginous tibia is also present (B. mysticetus, 06B4; Lucas 1900; Struthers 1893). (D) Pelvis and femur of the juvenile male specimen figured in C. (E) Another pelvis and femur from an adult specimen (B. mysticetus, 98B5) for comparison. Specimens courtesy of John Craighead George and the Barrow Whaling Captains Association

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