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Chrysocetus Uhen and Gingerich 2001 (whale)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla - Basilosauridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 57336

Full reference: M. D. Uhen and P. D. Gingerich. 2001. New genus of dorudontine archaeocete (Cetacea) from the Middle-to-Late Eocene of South Carolina. Marine Mammal Science 17(1):1-34

Parent taxon: Basilosauridae according to M. D. Uhen 2018

Sister taxa: Ancalecetus, Balaenoptera juddi, Basilosaurinae, Basilosaurus, Basiloterus, Basilotritus, Berardiopsis miocaenus, Cynthiacetus, Dorudon, Dorudontinae, Masracetus, Ocucajea, Platyosphys, Pontogeneus, Pontogeneus brachyspondylus, Saghacetus, Stromeriinae, Stromerius, Supayacetus, Zygorhiza

Subtaxa: Chrysocetus fouadassii, Chrysocetus healyorum

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Ecology: ground dwelling grazer-browser