Named By: R. Kellogg - 1923.
Classification: Chordata, Mammalia, Cetacea, Archaeoceti, Odontoceti, Xenorophidae.
Species: X. sloanii (type).
Known locations: USA - South Carolina - Ashley Formation & Chandler Bridge Formation.
Time period: Rupelian to Chattian of the Oligocene.
Fossil representation: Several specimens but only of partial remains.
Xenorophus was a predatory whale that so far has only been found in the marine fossil Formations of South Carolina. Xenorophus is also the type genus of the Xenorophidae which also includes Albertocetus and Archaeodelphis.
- Description of an apparently new toothed cetacean from South Carolina - R. Kellogg - 1923.