Name: Chilcacetus ‭(‬Chilcatay whale‭).
Phonetic: Chil-ka-see-tus.
Named By: O.‭ ‬Lambert,‭ ‬C.‭ ‬de Muizon‭ & ‬G.‭ ‬Bianucci‭ ‬-‭ ‬2015.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Mammalia,‭ ‬Cetacea,‭ ‬Odontoceti.
Species: C.‭ ‬cavirhinus‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Carnivore/piscivore.
Size: Unavailable.
Known locations: Peru‭ ‬-‭ ‬Chilcatay Formation.
Time period: Aquitanian of the Miocene.
Fossil representation: Skull.

       Chilcacetus is a genus of toothed whale that lived in‭ ‬the waters around South America during the Miocene.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A new archaic homodont toothed cetacean‭ (‬Mammalia,‭ ‬Cetacea,‭ ‬Odontoceti‭) ‬from the early Miocene of Peru.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Geodiversitas‭ ‬37‭(‬1‭)‬:79-108.‭ ‬-‭ ‬O.‭ ‬Lambert,‭ ‬C.‭ ‬de Muizon‭ & ‬G.‭ ‬Bianucci‭ ‬-‭ ‬2015.


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