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Aegyptocetus tarfa Bianucci and Gingerich 2011 (whale)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla - Protocetidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 205440

Full reference: G. Bianucci and P. D. Gingerich. 2011. Aegyptocetus tarfa, n. gen. et sp. (Mammalia, Cetacea), from the middle Eocene of Egypt: clinorhynchy, olfaction, and hearing in a protocetid whale. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 31(6):1173-1188

Belongs to Aegyptocetus according to G. Bianucci and P. D. Gingerich 2011

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: MSNTUP I-15459, a partial skeleton (skull and partial skeleton). Its type locality is Khashm el-Raqaba, which is in a Bartonian marine limestone in the Gebel Hof Formation of Egypt.

Ecology: ground dwelling grazer-browser