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Protocetus Fraas 1904 (whale)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla - Protocetidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 36833

Alternative spelling: Procetus

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

Parent taxon: Protocetidae according to F. G. Marx et al. 2016

Sister taxa: Aegyptocetus, Artiocetus, Babiacetus, Carolinacetus, Crenatocetus, Dhedacetus, Eocetus, Gaviacetus, Georgiacetinae, Georgiacetus, Indocetinae, Indocetus, Kharodacetus, Maiacetus, Makaracetinae, Makaracetus, Natchitochia, Pappocetinae, Pappocetus, Peregocetus, Pontobasileus, Protocetinae, Qaisracetus, Rodhocetus, Takracetus, Togocetus, Tupelocetus

Subtaxa: Protocetus atavus

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Ecology: ground dwelling grazer-browser