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Ancalecetus simonsi Gingerich and Uhen 1996 (whale)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla - Basilosauridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 53295

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

Belongs to Ancalecetus according to M. D. Uhen 2018

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: CGM 42290, a partial skeleton. Its type locality is Wadi Hitan ZV-81, which is in a Priabonian shoreface sandstone in the Birket Qarun Formation of Egypt.

Ecology: ground dwelling grazer-browser