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Cynthiacetus maxwelli Uhen 2005 (whale)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla - Basilosauridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 63144

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

Belongs to Cynthiacetus according to M. D. Uhen 2018

Sister taxon: Cynthiacetus peruvianus

Type specimen: MMNS VP 445, a partial skeleton. Its type locality is Cynthia Pit, which is in a Priabonian offshore claystone in the Yazoo Formation of Mississippi.

Ecology: ground dwelling grazer-browser