|Named By:||Gibbes in 1845|
|Time Period:||Late Eocene|
|Location:||Egypt and the USA, together hinting at a broad distribution|
|Size:||Around 5 meters long|
|Fossil(s):||Multiple specimens, including juveniles|
|Classification:||| Chordata | Mammalia | Cetacea | Archaeoceti | Basilosauridae ||
|Also known as:||| Basilosaurus serratus | Dorudon intermedius | Dorudon stromeri | Doryodon serratus | Prozeuglodon stromeri | Zeuglodon intermedius | Zeuglodon serratum | Zeuglodon serratus ||
Dorudon ("Spear-Tooth") is a genus of extinct basilosaurid ancient whales that lived alongside Basilosaurus 40.4 to 33.9 million years ago, in the Eocene. They were about 5 m (16 ft) long and fed on small fish and mollusks. Dorudon lived in warm seas around the world. Fossils have been found along the former shorelines of the Tethys Sea in present-day Egypt and Pakistan, as well as in the United States, New Zealand, and Western Sahara.