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Ancient whale from Peru may be most massive animal ever on Earth

Scientists excavate a vertebra fossil of Perucetus colossus, a huge early whale that lived about 38-40 million years ago, in a remote coastal desert in southern Peru, as seen in this undated photograph.

Washington DC, USReuters Move over, blue whale. There is a new contender for the most massive animal in Earth’s history. Scientists on Wednesday described fossils of an early whale unearthed in Peru called ‘Perucetus colossus’ that lived about 38 to 40 million years ago during the Eocene epoch – a creature built somewhat like a […]