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Dorudon Gibbes 1845 (whale)

Osteichthyes - Pelagiceti - Basilosauridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 36709

Alternative spellings: Dorydon, Doryodon, Durodon

Synonym: Prozeuglodon Andrews 1906 (taxon 36836)

Full reference: R. W. Gibbes. 1845. Description of the teeth of a new fossil animal found in the Green Sand of South Carolina. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 2(9):254-256

Parent taxon: Basilosauridae according to R. W. Boessenecker and R. E. Fordyce 2015

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

Subtaxa: Dorudon atrox, Dorudon serratus

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Type: Dorudon serratus

Ecology: aquatic carnivore