Pappocetus lugardi (Ancient whale)

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An Ultra Rare Pappocetus lugardi (Andrews, 1920) premolar tooth from Morocco. Pappocetus was in the Protocetidae family of ancient whales . Note - this tooth is a premolar with a natural wear facet and most of the root. This material is a new find and represents one of the earliest transition forms of the whale. Pappocetus is a protocetid (see discussion below) and a large amphibious aquatic carnivore. Pappocetus is also an ancestor of the Basilosaurus. This material is complete and without repair. This is an opportunity to own an incredibly rare specimen from an early evolutionary stage of the modern whale. A fantastic collector's specimen. Authenticity guaranteed.

M2101          Size: 3-5/8"  (straight line)  

Mid. Eocene (Bartonian) age  (40 MYA)

Gueran, (25 km SE of Boujdour), Boujdour Basin

West Sahara, Morocco

Note - adding six early whale teeth in August 2023.   Link to the early whales.