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Eocetus schweinfurthi Fraas 1904 (whale)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla - Protocetidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 53994

Alternative combinations: Meoscetus schweinfurthi, Mesocetus schweinfurthi

Full reference: E. Fraas. 1904. Neue Zeuglodonten aus dem Unteren Mitteleocän vom Mokattam bei Cairo. Geologische und Palaeontologische Abhandlungen 6(3):199-220

Belongs to Eocetus according to P. Goldin and E. Zvonok 2013

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: SMNS 10986, a skull. Its type locality is Gebel Mokattam, upper, which is in a Bartonian open shallow subtidal limestone in the Giushi Formation of Egypt.

Ecology: ground dwelling grazer-browser

Average measurements (in mm): skull 960.0 x 400.0