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  • Newly-named extinct genus of whales, created for a 12 million year old fossil resembling a sperm whale with large teeth, Leviathan melvillei.

    BBc science news, 1 July 2010

    July 1, 2010

  • Unfortunately, the name is preoccupied; Leviathan was used as a genus name by Koch in 1841, for what what proved to be a fossil mastodon.

    July 4, 2010