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Basiloterus Gingerich et al. 1997 (whale)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla - Basilosauridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 53164

Full reference: P. D. Gingerich, M. Arif, M. A. Bhatti, M. Anwar, and W. J. Sanders. 1997. Basilosaurus drazindai and Basiloterus hussaini, new archaeoceti (Mammalia, Cetacea) from the Middle Eocene Drazinda Formation, with a revised interpretation of ages of whale-bearing strata in the Kirthar Group of the Sulaiman Range, Punjab (Pakistan). Contributions from the Museum of Paleontology, University of Michigan 30(2):55-81

Parent taxon: Basilosauridae according to M. Martínez-Cáceres et al. 2017

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

Subtaxa: Basiloterus hussaini

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Ecology: ground dwelling grazer-browser