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meaning: "Loon whale"
Named By: P. D. Gingerich, M. Arif & W. C. Clyde in 1995
Time Period: Middle Eocene
Location: Pakistan - Domanda Formation
Size: Uncertain
Diet: Carnivore
Fossil(s): Partial skull and post cranial skeletal remains including vertebrae and ribs
Classification: | Chordata | Mammalia | Cetacea | Archaeoceti | Protocetidae |

Gaviacetus (from Latin Gavia, "loon" and cetus, "whale") is an extinct archaeocete whale that lived approximately 45 million years ago. Gaviacetus was named for its characteristic narrow rostrum and the fast pursuit predation suggested by its unfused sacral vertebrae.

Read more about Gaviacetus at Wikipedia
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