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News Release 04-100

Evolution of Whale Hearing Unfolds in Fossil Record

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Illustration of middle ear of the fossil whale Remingtonocetus from India

Middle ear of the fossil whale Remingtonocetus from India, approximately 43-46 million years old. The tympanic bone is seen from above, as it is cradling two of the ear ossicles, the malleus and incus (blue and green respectively, in false colors).

Credit: Artwork by Lauren Stevens

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