21017 -  Top Huge 6.04 Inch Pappocetus lugardi (Whale Ancestor) Incisor Rooted Tooth
21017 -  Top Huge 6.04 Inch Pappocetus lugardi (Whale Ancestor) Incisor Rooted Tooth 21017 -  Top Huge 6.04 Inch Pappocetus lugardi (Whale Ancestor) Incisor Rooted Tooth 21017 -  Top Huge 6.04 Inch Pappocetus lugardi (Whale Ancestor) Incisor Rooted Tooth 21017 -  Top Huge 6.04 Inch Pappocetus lugardi (Whale Ancestor) Incisor Rooted Tooth

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21017 - Top Huge 6.04 Inch Pappocetus lugardi (Whale Ancestor) Incisor Rooted Tooth

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Species
Pappocetus lugardi, Andrews 1920 (whale ancestor)
Age
Middle - Late Eocene, Bartonian stage (~40 Million Years)
Location
Dakhla, Western Sahara, South Morocco
Formation
Boujdour Basin, Middle-Late Eocene Outcrops
Size
153.3 mm   •    in
Weight
172 g   •    oz
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Description

Pappocetus is a protocetid and a large amphibious aquatic carnivore. Pappocetus is also an ancestor of  Basilosaurus. Rare specimen from an early evolutionary stage of the modern whale. In the phosphate basins of the Moroccan Western Sahara, the fossil record of these enormous vertebrates is very well represented, of this type of cetaceans that speak of an evolutionary transition from land to sea.The protocetids had large fore-limbs and hindlimbs that could support the body on land, and they were most likely amphibious  capable of living on land and in the sea.

Rooted incisor specimen. It has some glued and tiny filled fractures. Even so, it is a spectacular and rare tooth.

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