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meaning: "white whale"
Named By: A. T. Boersma & N. D. Pyenson in 2015
Time Period: Langhian
Location: Japan - Kadonosawa Formation, Kunnui Formation, Yuda Formation. USA, California - Monterey Formation
Size: Unavailable
Diet: Carnivore
Fossil(s): Partial skulls
Classification: | Chordata | Mammalia | Cetacea | Physeteroidea |
Also known as: | Ontocetus oxymycterus | Scaldicetus oxymycterus |

Albicetus is a genus of stem-sperm whales that lived around 15 million years ago, found in Santa Barbara, California in 1909. It was originally wrongly categorized for decades as belonging to a group of extinct walruses. It was named Albicetus, meaning "white whale," a reference to the leviathan in Herman Melville's classic 1851 novel Moby Dick, centering on Captain Ahab's obsession with a huge white sperm whale.

Read more about Albicetus at Wikipedia
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