New Species of Extinct River Dolphin Discovered in Smithsonian Collection

August 31, 2016

A fossil that has spent decades in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History has been determined to be a new genus and species after careful study that includes x-ray scanning and support for digital image processing from our Chesapeake Testing division!

The Arktocara yakataga skull was discovered in 1951 in southeastern Alaska. To learn more about this new discovery, check out the Smithsonian article here. Click on the image below to experience the Smithsonian X3D model and explore the fossil.3d-smithsonian-dolphin

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