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Extinct toothless dwarf dolphin unveiled

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Scientists on Wednesday unveiled an extinct species of toothless, whiskered and objectively cute mini-dolphin that plied Earth's oceans some 30 million years ago.

With only a fossilised cranium—found in a river near Charleston, South Carolina—to work with, the researchers were able to reconstruct the snub-nosed mammal's evolutionary saga, describe its facial features and figure out what it snacked on.

Just over a metre (three feet) from snout to tail, Inermorostrum xenops was half the size of the common bottlenose dolphin.

https://phys.org/news/2017-08-toothless-dwarf-dolphin-case-evolution.html

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suction feeding specialist? Oh! The first politicians.

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We can all them Hooverus Dophinus.

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In this world of political correctness surely they should be referred to as dolphins of short stature that are dentally challenged?

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Predictive text!

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