A team of Saudi geologists has discovered the remains of an extinct primitive whale dating back of 37 million years in Al jouf Region, Northwest of the Kingdom.

The historic discovery was announced by the Saudi Geological Survey (SGS ). “This historic discovery was the first of its kind. The excavation team said that it would be useful for national and international scientific research, especially in the field of fossils.”

The historic discovery shows the ancient geography of marine mammals across the Eocene era in the northwest of Saudi Arabia was home to a variety of whales and sea creatures millions of year ago.

The unearthed fossils show that Saudi Arabia was home to a variety of whales and sea creatures millions of years ago.Image Credit: Twitter/@Saudi_Gazette

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