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Basilosaurus isis Andrews 1904 (whale)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Basilosauridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 53287

Alternative combinations: Prozeuglodon isis, Zeuglodon isis

Full reference: C. W. Andrews. 1904. Further notes on the mammals of the Eocene of Egypt. Part III. Geological Magazine, London Ser. 5 1:211-215

Belongs to Basilosaurus according to M. D. Uhen 2018

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

Type specimen: CGM 10208, a mandible (partial right mandible). Its type locality is West end of Birket Qarun, which is in a Priabonian coastal sandstone in the Birket Qarun Formation of Egypt.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore