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Protocetus atavus Fraas 1904 (whale)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla - Protocetidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 62989

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 Protocetus according to M. Fornasiero and L. Del Vavero 2014

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: SMNS 11085, a partial skeleton (skull and partial skeleton). Its type locality is Gebel Mokattam, lower, which is in a Lutetian open shallow subtidal limestone in the Mokattam Formation of Egypt.

Ecology: ground dwelling grazer-browser

Average measurements (in mm): skull 593.0 x 239.0