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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
Diet: Carnivore/Piscivore
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).

Read more about Cynthiacetus at Wikipedia
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