LOCATION Dakhla, Western Sahara, South Morocco
FORMATION Boujdour Basin, Middle-Late Eocene Outcrops
SIZE 125.7 mm • 4.95 in
Pappocetus is a protocetid and a large amphibious aquatic carnivore. Pappocetus is also an ancestor of Basilosaurus. Rare specimen from an early evolutionary stage of the modern whale. In the phosphate basins of the Moroccan Western Sahara, the fossil record of these enormous vertebrates is very well represented, of this type of cetaceans that speak of an evolutionary transition from land to sea.The protocetids had large fore-limbs and hindlimbs that could support the body on land, and they were most likely amphibious capable of living on land and in the sea.
Rooted extremely huge molar specimen. It has some glued and filled fractures. Even so, it is a spectacular and rare tooth.
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- Diente enraizado de antepasado de ballena - 4.95 pulgadas Pappocetus lugardi
- Periodo geológico
- Middle - Late Eocene, Bartonian stage (~40 Million Years)
- En buen estado