Talk:Evolution of cetaceans

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 Definition Whales, dolphins and porpoises are descendants of land-living mammals, and remnants of their terrestrial origins can be found in the fact that they must breathe air; their fin bones look like jointed hands; and their spines movement has characteristics of a running mammal. [d] [e]

This article mirrors WP very closely, and the science needs updating

When starting to edit this article, I found much text identical to similarly-titled article in WP.

Our article has had no substantive edits since Feb 2007 (except my recent 2009 edits), whereas WPers have continued to develop theirs substantively through 2007, 2008, and up to Feb 2009.

I would not like to read a report comparing WP's and CZ's version of "Evolution of Cetaceans", especially in this Darwin Bicentennial year.

I suggest starting over from scratch, with the most recent scientific findings up front. I see now my edits really do not fit in. I doubt 'edits' can make this a coherent, authoritative account.

Any Cetacean scholars interested?

Please comment. --Anthony.Sebastian 01:19, 11 February 2009 (UTC)

I'm no cetacean scholar but it's a fascinating topic that might deserve a fresh start. Chris Day 03:37, 11 February 2009 (UTC)