Whale Evolution

Events

Creator: Nick Townsend

200000 bc - Present

Pakicetus

55 bc - 52 bc

From 55 to 52 million years ago is when the Pakicetus lived intill evolution erased it.

Ambulocetus

50 bc - 47 bc

From 50 million to 47 million years ago lived the Ambulocetus intill evolution erased it.

Rodhocetus

Approx. 45 bc - 45 bc

Around 45 million years ago the Rodhocetus lived intill evolution erased it.

Dorudon

37 bc

Around 40 million years ago the Dorudon lived intill evolution erased it.

Split in whale evolution

36 BC - 35 bc

In this time period whales evolved into the basic whales that we know today.

Mysticetes

35 bc - Present

These are basically the baleen whales that we see to this day and haven't changed much since they first lived through evolution 35 million years ago.

Odontocetes

30 bc - Present

These whales have lived since 30 million years ago and have remained basically the same to this day.