Name: Phiomicetus)‬.
Phonetic: Fy-ome-see-tus.
Named By: Abdullah S.‭ ‬Gohar,‭ ‬Mohammed S.‭ ‬Antar,‭ ‬Robert W.‭ ‬Boessenecker,‭ ‬Dalia A.‭ ‬Sabry,‭ ‬Sanaa El-Sayed,‭ ‬Erik R.‭ ‬Seiffert,‭ ‬Iyad S.‭ ‬Zalmout‭ & ‬Hesham M.‭ ‬Sallam - 2021.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Mammalia,‭ ‬Artiodactyla,‭ ‬Cetacea,‭ ‬Protocetidae.
Species: P.‭ ‬anubis‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Carnivore/Piscivore.
Size: Body length roughly estimated at about‭ ‬3‭ ‬meters.
Known locations: Egypt.
Time period: Mid Eocene.
Fossil representation: Partial,‭ ‬skull,‭ ‬jaws and post cranial remains.

       Phiomicetus is a genus of protocetid whale that lived in North Africa during the Eocene.‭ ‬Analysis of the jaws and teeth shows that Phiomicetus would have been a powerful predator,‭ ‬possibly feeding upon a variety of prey animals.‭ ‬Phiomicetus also seems to have still been capable of easily walking about on land when not hunting in the water.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A new protocetid whale offers clues to biogeography and feeding ecology in early cetacean evolution.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Proceedings of the Royal Society B:‭ ‬Biological Sciences.‭ ‬288‭ (‬1957‭)‬.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Abdullah S.‭ ‬Gohar,‭ ‬Mohammed S.‭ ‬Antar,‭ ‬Robert W.‭ ‬Boessenecker,‭ ‬Dalia A.‭ ‬Sabry,‭ ‬Sanaa El-Sayed,‭ ‬Erik R.‭ ‬Seiffert,‭ ‬Iyad S.‭ ‬Zalmout‭ & ‬Hesham M.‭ ‬Sallam - 2021.


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