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Basilosaurus drazindai Gingerich et al. 1997 (whale)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Basilosauridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 53163

Alternative combination: Basiloterus drazindai

Full reference: P. D. Gingerich, M. Arif, M. A. Bhatti, M. Anwar, and W. J. Sanders. 1997. Basilosaurus drazindai and Basiloterus hussaini, new archaeoceti (Mammalia, Cetacea) from the Middle Eocene Drazinda Formation, with a revised interpretation of ages of whale-bearing strata in the Kirthar Group of the Sulaiman Range, Punjab (Pakistan). Contributions from the Museum of Paleontology, University of Michigan 30(2):55-81

Belongs to Basilosaurus according to M. D. Uhen 2018

Sister taxa: Basilosaurus cetoides, Basilosaurus isis, Basilosaurus puschi, Hydrarchos harlani

Type specimen: GSP-UM 3193, a set of vertebrae (one lumbar vertebra). Its type locality is Bari Nadi 4, which is in a Bartonian offshore shelf claystone in the Drazinda Formation of Pakistan.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore