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Aegyptocetus Bianucci and Gingerich 2011 (whale)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla - Protocetidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 205439

Full reference: G. Bianucci and P. D. Gingerich. 2011. Aegyptocetus tarfa, n. gen. et sp. (Mammalia, Cetacea), from the middle Eocene of Egypt: clinorhynchy, olfaction, and hearing in a protocetid whale. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 31(6):1173-1188

Parent taxon: Protocetidae according to F. G. Marx et al. 2016

Sister taxa: Artiocetus, Babiacetus, Carolinacetus, Crenatocetus, Dhedacetus, Eocetus, Gaviacetus, Georgiacetinae, Georgiacetus, Indocetinae, Indocetus, Kharodacetus, Maiacetus, Makaracetinae, Makaracetus, Natchitochia, Pappocetinae, Pappocetus, Pontobasileus, Protocetinae, Protocetus, Qaisracetus, Rodhocetus, Takracetus, Togocetus

Subtaxa: Aegyptocetus tarfa

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Type: Aegyptocetus tarfa

Ecology: ground dwelling grazer-browser