Science News Desk – Peruvian paleontologist Aldo Benitez Palomino said that usually fossils found in excavations are not completely safe. Usually only skeletons of jaws, spines, teeth or other things are found. An exception is the preserved skeleton of a sperm whale skull found on Earth 7 million years ago. This fossil is kept in the National History Museum in Lima. According to Palomino, the fossil contained a complete skull of a sperm whale with ear bones and two articular vertebrae.
They have said that it is the best preserved prehistoric sperm whale fossil in the world. This fossil has revealed many secrets of prehistoric times. Researchers have found fossils of prehistoric sperm whale fish in the Okukaye Desert. This may surprise you as to how the fossil of this deep-sea creature was found in the middle of the desert. So let us tell you that in prehistoric times the Okukaye desert was a huge sea.
The length of the skeleton of the skull of this sperm whale found by the explorers is more than 4 feet. On this basis, researchers and scientists estimate that the length of this sperm whale would have been more than 18 feet. Millions of years ago, all kinds of animals lived in the vast ocean that existed in this region. Some were buried here in the process of becoming a desert, whose fossils have been found here.
Many secrets have also been revealed from the skeleton of the sperm whale fish. Scientists say that a lot is clear from the teeth present in the skeleton of the skull of the sperm whale fish. According to him, the teeth of the sperm whale are sharp and very large. This suggests that it preyed on large aquatic animals. However, sperm whales now prey on smaller creatures.