Denebola brachycephala

Denebola brachycephala

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Denebola brachycephala

Denebola is an extinct genus of whale belonging to the family Monodontidae. It contains a single known species, Denebola brachycephala. It is the earliest known ancestor of the beluga, Delphinapterus leucas, and dates from the Upper Miocene period. A fossil was found in the Baja California peninsula, indicating that the family once existed in warmer waters.

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1. Denebola brachycephala Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denebola_brachycephala

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