In a remarkable twist of fate, young Lindsey Stallworth of Alabama stumbled upon a stunning discovery while out fossil hunting with her high school biology teacher, Andrew Gentry. What began as a search for sharks’ teeth on her family’s farm led to the unearthing of a nearly complete skull from a 34-million-year-old whale.
This ancient treasure hails from the Basliosauridae family, a group of primitive, toothed whales that once roamed the seas. The find, hailed as exceptionally rare, holds the promise of uncovering a brand-new species of Basilosaurid. Excitement abounds as the duo plans to return for more discoveries next summer.