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Temporal range: Middle Eocene
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Infraorder: Cetacea
Family: Protocetidae
Genus: Takracetus
Species: T. 
Binomial name

Takracetus was a primitive cetacean that lived approximately 45 million years ago. The type specimen (GSP-UM 3041) is a partial skull[1] though the literature mentions a second more complete specimen.[2]



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