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†superfamily Basilosauroidea Mitchell 1989 (whale)

Osteichthyes

PaleoDB taxon number: 53248

Full reference: E. D. Mitchell. 1989. A new cetacean from the late Eocene La Meseta Formation, Seymour Island, Antarctic Peninsula. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 46(12):2219-2235

Parent taxon: Cetacea according to D. W. Rice 2009

Sister taxa: Ambulocetidae, Anarnak, Archaeoceti, Archaeocetus, Balaenodontae, Balaenoidorum, Berardiopsis, Berardiopsis pliocaenus, Cetotheriomorphus dubius, Cetotherium priscum, Cetotolites, Globicephalus eocaenus, Loncodelphis, Manatus giganteus, Metasqualodon, Neoballaenidae, Otaria leclercii, Oxypterus, Pachypleurus, Pagiodon, Pagiodon grandis, Pakicetidae, Palaeocetus, Pelagiceti, Pristinocetus, Proteroceta, Protocetidae, Protocetoidea, Remingtonocetidae, Remingtonocetoidea, Rhynchoceti, Tretosphrys, Zeugloceta, Zeuglodon puschii, Ziphius blasii

Subtaxa: none

Ecology: aquatic carnivore