A group of scientists recently ventured to fill in this gap in knowledge, analyzing the whale's bones against those of other ancient creatures. The scientists found the whale's closest relative to be an ancient family of whales known as Cetotheres. Researchers thought the Cetotheres whale family went extinct over 2 million year ago, until this recent pygmy whale discovery was made.
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