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†family Basilosauridae Cope 1867 (whale)

Osteichthyes - Pelagiceti

PaleoDB taxon number: 42936

Synonyms: Hydrarchidae Bonaparte 1850 (no. 63149), Hydrarchina Bonaparte 1850 (no. 96681), Prozeuglodontidae Moustafa 1954 (no. 191807), Stegorhinidae Brandt 1873 (no. 63150), Zeuglodontae Bonaparte 1849 (no. 147846), Zeuglodontidae Bonaparte 1849 (no. 63148)

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1867. An addition to the vertebrate fauna of the Miocene period, with a synopsis of the extinct Cetacea of the United States. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 19(4):138-157

Parent taxon: Pelagiceti according to M. D. Uhen 2013

Sister taxon: Neoceti

Subtaxa: Ancalecetus, Balaenoptera juddi, Basilosaurinae, Basilosaurus, Basiloterus, Basilotritus, Berardiopsis miocaenus, Chrysocetus, Cynthiacetus, Dorudon, Masracetus, Ocucajea, Platyosphys, Pontogeneus, Saghacetus, Stromeriinae, Stromerius, Supayacetus, Zygorhiza

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Ecology: aquatic carnivore