Name: Carolinacetus ‭(‬Carolina whale‭ ‬-‭ ‬After the state of South Carolina‭)‬.
Phonetic: Cah-roe-ly-nah-see-tus.
Named By: J.‭ ‬H.‭ ‬Geisler,‭ ‬A.‭ ‬E.‭ ‬Sanders‭ & ‬Z.‭ ‬Luo‭ ‬-‭ ‬2005.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Mammalia,‭ ‬Cetacea,‭ ‬Archaeoceti,‭ ‬Protocetidae.
Species: C.‭ ‬gingerichi‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Carnivore/Piscivore.
Size: Total size of the holotype skull estimated about‭ ‬1‭ ‬meter long.‭ ‬Tota size of the body unknown.
Known locations: USA,‭ ‬South Carolina,‭ ‬Berkeley County‭ ‬-‭ ‬Tupelo Bay Formation.
Time period: Bartonian of the Eocene.
Fossil representation: Partial skull,‭ ‬mandibles and post cranial remains including ribs and vertebrae.

       Carolinacetus is a genus of protocetid whale known to have‭ ‬lived around what is now South Carolina during the later half‭ ‬of the Eocene.‭ ‬Carolinacetus appears to have been slightly larger than other protocetids such as Georgiacetus,‭ ‬while also being one of the more primitive protocetid genera known from North America.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A new protocetid whale‭ (‬Cetacea:‭ ‬Archaeoceti‭) ‬from the late middle Eocene of South Carolina.‭ ‬-‭ ‬American Museum Novitates‭ ‬3480:1-65‭ ‬-‭ ‬J.‭ ‬H.‭ ‬Geisler,‭ ‬A.‭ ‬E.‭ ‬Sanders‭ & ‬Z.‭ ‬Luo‭ ‬-‭ ‬2005.


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