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Saghacetus Gingerich 1992 (whale)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla - Basilosauridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 36844

Full reference: P. D. Gingerich. 1992. Marine Mammals (Cetacean and Sirenia) from the Eocene of Gebel Mokattam and Fayum, Egypt: Stratigraphy, Age, and Paleoenvironments. University of Michigan Papers on Paleontology 30:1-84

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

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

Subtaxa: Saghacetus osiris

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Type: Saghacetus osiris

Ecology: ground dwelling grazer-browser