Image of the Day: No Table Manners

Ancient bones of the newly described toothless, stout-nosed dolphin Inermorostrum xenops suggest that it slurped its food.

The Scientist Staff
Aug 24, 2017

Artist's rendering of Inermorostrum xenops© ROBERT BOESSENECKERSee R.W. Boessenecker et al., “A toothless dwarf dolphin (Odontoceti: Xenorophidae) points to explosive feeding diversification of modern whales (Neoceti),” Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 284:20170531, 2017.

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