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Pontogeneus brachyspondylus Müller 1849 (whale)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Basilosauridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 53289

Alternative combinations: Basilosaurus brachyspondylus, Zeuglodon brachyspondylus, Zeuglodon trachyspondylus

Full reference: J. Müller. 1849. Über die fossilen Reste der Zeuglodonten von Nordamerica 1-38

Belongs to Basilosauridae according to M. Martínez-Cáceres et al. 2017

Sister taxa: Ancalecetus, Balaenoptera juddi, Basilosaurinae, Basilosaurus, Basiloterus, Berardiopsis miocaenus, Chrysocetus, Cynthiacetus, Dorudon, Dorudontinae, Masracetus, Ocucajea, Pachycetus, Pontogeneus, Saghacetus, Stromeriinae, Stromerius, Sulaimanitherium, Supayacetus, Zygorhiza

Type specimen: MFNB, a set of vertebrae (lumbar vertebra, L9)

Ecology: scansorial insectivore