In 1990 a late Middle Eocene whale was described with complete (though vestigial) hindlimb

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In 1990 a late Middle Eocene whale was described with complete (though vestigial) hindlimbs. The whale, _Basilosaurus_ has a paraxonic arrangement of digits - where the digits symmetrically extend about a plane between digits III and IV. This is very similar to the condition in mesonychid condylarths and paraxonic artiodactylans.

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