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meaning: "Spear tooth"
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
Diet: Carnivore
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.

Read more about Dorudon at Wikipedia
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