If you thought this was another prehistoric sea reptile like Mosasaurus or Plesiosaurus ... you are not alone - the scientists who first named it thought it was too!
It is actually a sea MAMMAL!
Yes, the amazing creature was a very early type of whale and it is stuck with a reptile type name ... because THAT is how science works, rules must be followed!
It probably lived at the top of the oceans eating fish and sharks
This is one of those models that makes you want to keep picking it up ... it is very tactile
Eocene 30-40 million years ago
Length 35cm (nearly 14 inches)
Height 3cm maximum
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