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Metasqualodon harwoodi Sanger 1881 (whale)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla

PaleoDB taxon number: 63492

Alternative combinations: Basilosaurus harwoodi, Microzeuglodon harwoodi, Zeuglodon harwoodi, Zeuglodon harwoodii

Full reference: E. B. Sanger. 1881. On a molar tooth of Zeuglodon from the Tertiary beds on the Murray River near Wellington, S.A. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 5:298-301

Belongs to Pelagiceti according to R. W. Boessenecker 2018

Sister taxa: Basilosauridae, Neoceti

Type specimen: SAM P8446.1, a tooth. Its type locality is Wellington, which is in a Chattian marine marl in the Ettrick Formation of Australia.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore