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Cynthiacetus Uhen 2005 (whale)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla - Basilosauridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 63143

Full reference: M. D. Uhen. 2005. A new genus and species of archaeocete whale from Mississippi. Southeastern Geology 43(3):157-172

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

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

Subtaxa: Cynthiacetus maxwelli, Cynthiacetus peruvianus

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Ecology: ground dwelling grazer-browser