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Ancalecetus Gingerich and Uhen 1996 (whale)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla - Basilosauridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 53294

Full reference: P. D. Gingerich and M. D. Uhen. 1996. Ancalecetus simonsi, a new dorudontine archaeocete (Mammalia, Cetacea) from the early late Eocene of Wadi Hitan, Egypt. Contributions from the Museum of Paleontology, University of Michigan 29(13):359-401

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

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

Subtaxa: Ancalecetus simonsi

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Ecology: ground dwelling grazer-browser