Name: Pappocetus.
Phonetic: Pap-po-see-tus.
Named By: C.‭ ‬W.‭ ‬Andrews‭ ‬-‭ ‬1920.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Mammalia,‭ ‬Cetacea,‭ ‬Archaeoceti,‭ ‬Protocetidae.
Species: P.‭ ‬lugardi‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Carnivore.
Size: Unavailable.
Known locations: Nigeria‭ ‬-‭ ‬Ameki Formation.
Time period: Lutetian/Bartonian of the Eocene.
Fossil representation: Partial mandible‭ (‬lower jaw‭)‬.

       Though described from a lower jaw,‭ ‬Pappocetus has been identified as distinct from other protocetid whales by the presence of a stepped notch on the underside of the jaw.

Further reading
-‭ ‬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:‭ ‬309‭–‬19.‭ ‬-‭ ‬C.‭ ‬W.‭ ‬Andrews‭ ‬-‭ ‬1920.


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