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meaning: "Golden whale"
Named By: Mark D. Uhen & Philip D. Gingerich in 2001
Time Period: Eocene
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)
Size: Unavailable
Diet: Carnivore/Piscivore
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.

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