Name: Albicetus ‭(‬white whale‭)‬.
Phonetic: Al-be-see-tus.
Named By: A.‭ ‬T.‭ ‬Boersma‭ & ‬N.‭ ‬D.‭ ‬Pyenson‭ ‬-‭ ‬2015.
Synonyms: Ontocetus oxymycterus,‭ ‬Scaldicetus oxymycterus.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Mammalia,‭ ‬Cetaca,‭ ‬Physeteroidea.
Species: A.‭ ‬oxymycterus‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Carnivore.
Size: Roughly estimated about 6 meters long.
Known locations: Japan‭ ‬-‭ ‬Kadonosawa Formation,‭ ‬Kunnui Formation,‭ ‬Yuda Formation.‭ ‬USA,‭ ‬California‭ ‬-‭ ‬Monterey Formation.
Time period: Langhian to Serravallian of the Miocene.
Fossil representation: Partial skulls.

       Albicetus is a genus of whale that lived in Pacific Ocean during the Miocene.‭

Further reading
-‭ ‬A fossil physeteroid cetacean from Santa Barbara County California.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Proceedings of the United States National Museum‭ ‬66‭(‬27‭)‬:1-8.‭ ‬-‭ ‬R.‭ ‬Kellogg‭ ‬-‭ ‬1925.
-‭ ‬Albicetus oxymycterus,‭ ‬a New Generic Name and Redescription of a Basal Physeteroid‭ (‬Mammalia,‭ ‬Cetacea‭) ‬from the Miocene of California,‭ ‬and the Evolution of Body Size in Sperm Whales.‭ ‬-‭ ‬PLoS One‭ ‬10‭(‬12‭)‬:e0135551.‭ ‬-‭ ‬A.‭ ‬T.‭ ‬Boersma‭ & ‬N.‭ ‬D.‭ ‬Pyenson‭ ‬-‭ ‬2015.


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