(named after the town of Ocucaje near where the first fossils were
Named By: Mark D. Uhen, Nicholas D. Pyenson, Thomas J. Devries, Mario Urbina & Paul R. Renne - 2011.
Classification: Chordata, Mammalia, Cetacea, Basilosauridae.
Species: O. picklingi (type).
Known locations: Peru - Paracas Formation.
Time period: Bartonian of the Eocene.
Fossil representation: Partial remains.
Ocucajea is a genus of basilosaurid whale that lived in the waters around South America during the Eocene.
- New Middle Eocene Whales from the Pisco Basin of Peru. - Journal of Paleontology 85 (5): 955–69. - Mark D. Uhen, Nicholas D. Pyenson, Thomas J. Devries, Mario Urbina & Paul R. Renne - 2011.