Tuesday, December 6, 2011

HIPPO


A work still in progress, I'm thinking about adding a second block. . .


Hippo
linoleum cut
30'' x 44''

Despite their physical resemblance to pigs and other terrestrial even-toed ungulates, their closest living relatives are cetaceans (whalesporpoises, etc.) from which they diverged about million years ago.The common ancestor of whales and hippos split from other even-toed ungulates around million years ago. The earliest known hippopotamus fossils, belonging to the genus Kenyapotamus in Africa, date to around million years ago.