Togocetus

Name: Togocetus ‭(‬Togo whale‭)‬.
Phonetic: To-go-see-tus.
Named By: Philip D.‭ ‬Gingerich‭ & ‬Henri Cappetta‭ ‬-‭ ‬2014.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Mammalia,‭ ‬Cetacea,‭ ‬Archaeoceti,‭ ‬Protocetidae,‭ ‬Protocetinae.
Species: T.‭ ‬traversei‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Carnivore.
Size: Unavailable.
Known locations: Togo,‭ ‬Kpogamé-Hahotoé.
Time period: Lutetian of the Eocene.
Fossil representation: Partial remains.

       Togocetus is a genus of primitive whale that was first discovered in a phosphate mine that is early Eocene in age.‭ ‬Togocetus is noted for being similar to genera such as Protocetus and Pappocetus.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A new archaeocete and other marine mammals‭ (‬Cetacea and Sirenia‭) ‬from lower middle Eocene phosphate deposits of Togo.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Journal of Paleontology‭ ‬88‭ (‬1‭)‬:‭ ‬109‭–‬129.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Philip D.‭ ‬Gingerich‭ & ‬Henri Cappetta‭ ‬-‭ ‬2014.



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