An appendage with long bony fingers found on a Brazilian beach raises fears that it belongs to an alien

Appendage washed up on the beach Brazil This week sparked fear among a couple who said it “looked like an alien’s hand” when they found it in the sand, but the biologist says it’s out of this world.

Leticia Gomez Santiago and her boyfriend Devanir Souza were walking along the coastline when they came across a giant hand with long, bony fingers.

Pictures of him have was spotted by marine biologist Eric Comyn, who said the hand belonged to cetaceans, an aquatic mammal that includes whales, dolphins and porpoises.

Based on decomposition, the marine animal died about 18 months ago.

Although the appendage looks like an alien, it is a trait of early whale ancestors that walked on land about 50 million years ago.

The appendage was discovered by a couple walking along a beach in Brazil.

The couple thought it looked like an alien hand, but brought it home for further analysis.

The couple thought it looked like an alien hand, but brought it home for further analysis.

Under the interdigital flesh of the whale or dolphin flippers are five “fingers” or a five-fingered limb.

It is found in humans, amphibians, and a number of other animals, and demonstrates a common ancestor.

The skeleton of a hand was found in Ilha Comprida, São Paulo state, Brazil on November 20.

The couple caught it on video, and she placed her flip-flop next to a creepy hand with long, bony fingers to show off her large size.

Santiago said: “He is very big. We don’t know what kind of animal it is, and even worse if it’s an alien.”

The couple shared the discovery with locals, who joked that “it looked like an alien’s hand” or “a mermaid’s hand.” ‘

Leticia Gomez Santiago and her boyfriend Devanir Souza were walking along the coastline when they stumbled upon her.  She put it next to her shoe to show how big it is.

Leticia Gomez Santiago and her boyfriend Devanir Souza were walking along the coastline when they stumbled upon her. She put it next to her shoe to show how big it is.

The marine biologist said the hand belonged to cetaceans, an aquatic mammal that includes whales, dolphins and porpoises.

The marine biologist said the hand belonged to cetaceans, an aquatic mammal that includes whales, dolphins and porpoises.

Comyn said that because of their size, the bones likely belonged to a dolphin, mainly because they are commonly found in the region.

The biologist added that anyone who finds animal remains on the beach should notify the regional environmental agency, the Kananeya Research Institute (IPEC).

IPEC spokesman Enrique Chupiy, who also said the skeleton was likely from a cetacean, said: “We always prioritize the bones on the beach so they don’t interfere with the ecosystem’s nutrient cycling.”

“After all, when there is some scientific interest, we collect them for research. If they are recently deceased animals, we collect them in order to perform an autopsy and determine the cause of death.”

While the appearance of the inside of the fin is striking to some, scientists are more familiar with the appendage.

Dr. Mark D. Schertz, Associate Professor of Vertebrate Zoology and Curator of Herpetology at the National Museum of Natural History in Denmark, dissected a beaked whale washed ashore in 2021 and stripped the flesh to reveal the bizarre “hands”.

Speaking with IFL Science, Schertz said: “Flippers have repeatedly evolved in various lines of mammals and reptiles, each time in a different way; the fundamental structure is a five-fingered limb, but the specific structure [of the limbs] differ very much.

Based on decomposition, the marine animal died about 18 months ago.

Based on decomposition, the marine animal died about 18 months ago.

Although the appendage looks like an alien, it is a trait of early whale ancestors that walked on land about 50 million years ago.

Although the appendage looks like an alien, it is a trait of early whale ancestors that walked on land about 50 million years ago.

Whales, dolphins and porpoises are the descendants of a stocky, fox-sized animal with an elongated body and tail that experts liken to a mini-deer.

This ancient creature roamed the land and hunted for food in the water until it became completely aquatic.

Schertz also shared an image of what’s underneath the red, pinkish flesh – five bony fingers.

I have to thank Mikkel Høegh Post who made the fin this way! It’s amazing to see him and other researchers working on this animal,” Scherz tweeted.

“This is the same fin! Mikkel painstakingly tied each bone to the grate so that the exact position was maintained during maceration. Look at those articular cartilages!

The first evidence that whales evolved from land animals was found in Pakistan in 2008.

Hans Thewissen of Northeastern Ohio Medical University, who was involved in the discovery, and his team determined that the creature, dubbed Indohuis, roamed the water like a hippopotamus for food and as a means of avoiding predators, which eventually forced them to cross. from land to a completely aquatic lifestyle.

After a deeper analysis, the researchers found similarities between the skull and ears of Indohyu and whales.

They determined that the bones of Indohyus had a thick outer layer, much thicker than other mammals of this size.

Under the interdigital flesh of the whale's fin are five

They exhibit a common common ancestor

Under the interdigital flesh of the whale’s fin are five “fingers” or a five-fingered limb, found in humans, amphibians, and a number of other animals. They exhibit a common common ancestor

The whale, named Phiomicetus anubis, was about 10 feet long and weighed about 1,300 pounds and was probably the top predator when it roamed the ancient seas.  He lived on land and in the sea

The whale Phiomicetus anubis was about 10 feet long with a body weight of about 1300 pounds and was probably the top predator when it roamed the ancient seas. He lived on land and in the sea

This characteristic is often seen in mammals that are slow aquatic waders, such as the modern hippopotamus.

Another clue to how Indohughes lived was found in the bones of his limbs, which were thicker and heavier, like those of a hippo.

This suggests that the animal was a wader with heavy bones that prevented it from swimming.

Based on this data, Thewissen suggested that whale ancestors used water as a predator avoidance mechanism and did not develop specific water feeding behavior until much later.

More recent evidence was unearthed in Egypt last month – fossils of a previously unknown species of four-legged whale that lived 43 million years.

The new whale, named Phiomicetus anubis, was about 10 feet long and weighed about 1,300 pounds and was probably the top predator when it roamed the ancient seas.

The name of the whale genus is associated with the Fayum Depression, while the species name refers to Anubis, an ancient Egyptian dog-headed god associated with mummification and the afterlife.