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Balaenoptera juddi Seeley 1881 (whale)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Basilosauridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 63134

Alternative combination: Zygorhiza juddi

Full reference: H. G. Seeley. 1881. Note on the caudal vertebra of a cetacean discovered by Prof. Jud in the Brockenhurst beds, indicative of a new type allied to Balaenoptera (Balaenoptera juddi). Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London 37:709-709

Belongs to Basilosauridae according to M. D. Uhen 2013

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

Type specimen: BMNH M 133, a set of vertebrae. Its type locality is Roydon, which is in a Priabonian marine horizon in the Headon Hill Formation of the United Kingdom.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore