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meaning: "Acute sperm whale"
Named By: Lambert, Bianucci & Muizon in 2008
Time Period: Late Miocene (Laventan-Montehermosan)~13.65-5.332 Ma
Location: Peru
Size: Estimated at 4 meters long
Diet: Carnivore
Fossil(s): Partial skull and mandible (lower jaw)
Classification: | Chordata | Mammalia | Cetacea | Physeteroidea |

Acrophyseter is a genus of stem-sperm whales that lived around 12-7 million years ago (Laventan to Montehermosan) in waters off the coast of Peru.

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