Everyone is familiar with the majestic whales of our modern age, but just what kind of mammal decides to head back into the water? The fearsome Ambulocetus was named "walking whale" because it represents a more basal period in the evolutionary history of whales. The high powered metabolism of a mammal gave this creature a major advantage when plunging back into the aquatic ecosystem, and its amphibious nature granted access to an enormous range of prey. Studies suggest Ambulocetus was capable of hunting in both freshwater and saltwater, making it pretty difficult to hide from this adaptable predator. This species was brought into the public consciousness in large part due to the BBC documentary "Walking with Prehistoric Beasts", and is reconstructed in painstaking detail here by acclaimed paleoartist Shane Foulkes.
6 piece kit
This resin kit ships dissembled and unpainted, and may require several weeks to cast. It can be shipped to a professional buildup artist upon request.