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Named By: Edward Drinker Cope in 1895
Time Period: Rupelian of the Oligocene
Location: USA, South Carolina - Ashley Formation
Size: Unknown
Diet: Carnivore/Piscivore
Fossil(s): Partial skull and tooth
Classification: | Chordata | Mammalia | Cetacea | Odontoceti |
Also known as: | Basilosaurus pygmaeus | Doryodon pygmaeus | Phocodon holmesii | Pontogeneus priscus | Squalodon pygmaeus | Zeuglodon pygmaeus |

Agorophius seems to have been one of the early toothed whales of the Odontoceti, but unfortunately the holotype remains of this genus have now been lost. This makes further study of the genus with more modern methods and techniques impossible until either the holotypes are found or new fossils are recovered from the field.

Read more about Agorophius at Wikipedia
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