Fossil Whale Ear Bone - Tympanic Bulla
These Fossil Whale Ear Bones were found in the Southeast USA. The anatomical name for this bone is Tympanic Bulla. These fossils are 15 million years old (Miocene Epoch), which was a period when many recognizably modern animals evolved.
Whale Ear Bones are more readily fossilized than other bones because they are denser. They were specially developed to protect the delicate auditory tissues of the animal. Whale Ear Bones differ from humans' in that they are specially adapted to hear underwater. Fun fact: Whales don't have external ear holes and vibrate their mandibles to create sounds (snakes do this too!).
Dimensions: Approximately 2.75"L x 1.5"W x 1.5"H
Scientific Name: Tympanic Bulla
Origin: South East, USA.
Period: Miocene Epoch
Age: 15 Million Years Old
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