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Pappocetus lugardi Andrews 1920 (whale)

Osteichthyes - Protocetidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 53999

Full reference: C. W. Andrews. 1920. A description of new species of zeuglodont and of leathery turtle from the Eocene of Southern Nigeria. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1919(18):309-319

Belongs to Pappocetus according to P. D. Gingerich and S. Zouhri 2015

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: BMNH M11414, a mandible (left dentary with P2-M2). Its type locality is Port Harcourt RR, which is in a Bartonian deep-water horizon in the Ameki Formation of Nigeria.

Ecology: aquatic carnivore