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Acrophyseter
Name Acrophyseter
Class Chordata,‭ ‬Mammalia,‭ Cetacea,‭ ‬Physeteroidea
Name Translation Acute sperm whale
Period Messinian (Miocene)
Location Peru
Diet Carnivore
Size 4 meters long
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Acrophyseter deinodon

Acrophyseter (meaning "acute sperm whale") is a genus of extinct macroraptorial sperm whale that lived during the Messinian in what is now Peru. It contains the species A. deinodon and A. robustus.

Acrophyseter coexisted with other marine animals like the swan-necked seal, Otodus megalodon, the broad-toothed mako shark, the ground sloth Thalassocnus natans, and the baleen whale Piscobalaena.

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