Fossil Whale Ear Bone #1
Fossil Whale Ear Bone #1
Fossil Whale Ear Bone #1
Fossil Whale Ear Bone #1
Fossil Whale Ear Bone #1

Fossil Whale Ear Bone #1

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SPECIES
Whale (Unknown Species)
AGE
Miocene (~2.6 to 15 Million years)
LOCATION
River In SE United States
FORMATION
North Carolina
This is a fossilized whale ear bone that is Miocene in age.

This ear bone is in overall great shape with the outer edge wrapping around that is usually found broken in most river collected specimens. Unlike land mammals that have ears attached to the skull, the middle and inner ears of cetaceans are encased in bones that are located in a cavity outside the skull. Baleen whales have fewer nerve cells associated with hearing compared to toothed whales, but more than terrestrial mammals.