TITLE

A Whale of a Discovery

PUB. DATE
October 2001
SOURCE
Scholastic News -- Edition 4;10/22/2001, Vol. 64 Issue 8, p3
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports on the fossils discovered in Pakistan which show that whales are related to hippopotamus, pigs and sheep.
ACCESSION #
5489910

 

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