A whale ear bone (Periotic) found in South Carolina. It is Miocene in age (around 15 Million years old). Whales use these to hear underwater sounds, and some say they can hear for thousands and thousands of miles. Sound travels at around 4 times faster in water than it does on land.
Kogiopsis is a genus of prehistoric, Middle Miocene pygmy sperm whales from the family Kogiidae. Referred to as Kogiopsis floridana in some texts.
Size: 9.0cm long.