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Chrysocetus healyorum Uhen and Gingerich 2001 (whale)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla - Basilosauridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 57337

Full reference: M. D. Uhen and P. D. Gingerich. 2001. New genus of dorudontine archaeocete (Cetacea) from the Middle-to-Late Eocene of South Carolina. Marine Mammal Science 17(1):1-34

Belongs to Chrysocetus according to M. D. Uhen 2018

Sister taxon: Chrysocetus fouadassii

Type specimen: SCSM 87.195, a partial skeleton. Its type locality is Santee Portland Cement Co. quarry, which is in a Priabonian marine wackestone/grainstone in the Tupelo Bay Formation of South Carolina.

Ecology: ground dwelling grazer-browser