|Named By:||M. D. Uhen in 2005|
|Time Period:||Late Eocene~37.2-33.9 Ma|
|Location:||Egypt, Peru - Otuma Formation, USA|
|Size:||Roughly about 8.5 meters long|
|Fossil(s):||Several individuals, some from almost complete skull and post cranial skeletal remains|
|Classification:||| Chordata | Mammalia | Cetacea | Archaeoceti | Basilosauridae ||
Cynthiacetus is an extinct genus of basilosaurid early whale that lived during the Late Eocene (Bartonian-Priabonian, 40.4 to 33.9 million years ago.) Specimens have been found in the south-eastern United States, Egypt and Peru (Otuma Formation).