|Named By:||Mark D. Uhen & Philip D. Gingerich in 2001|
|Location:||USA, South Carolina - Tupelo Bay Formation (initial description cited the Cross Formation which is now placed as a member of the Tupelo Bay Formation)|
|Fossil(s):||Partial skull and post cranial skeleton from a possible sub-adult|
|Classification:||| Chordata | Mammalia | Cetacea | Basilosauridae ||
Chrysocetus (from Greek chrysous, "golden", and ketos, "whale", in reference to the gold-colored bones of the type specimen) is a genus of extinct early whale known from Late Eocene-aged fossils of the eastern United States and western Africa.