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In Peru, skull of ‘marine monster’ points to ancient predator

Palaeontologists have unearthed the skull of a ferocious marine predator, an ancient ancestor of modern-day whales, which once lived in a prehistoric ocean that covered part of what is now Peru, scientists announced on Thursday.The roughly 36-million-year-old well-preserved skull was dug up intact last year from the bone-dry rocks of …

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