Name: Ocucajea ‭(‬named after the town of Ocucaje near where the first fossils were found‭)‬.
Phonetic: Ocuc-aj-je-ah.
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)‬.
Diet: Carnivore/Piscivore.
Size: Unavailable.
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.

Further reading
-‭ ‬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.


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