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Dorudon serratus Gibbes 1845 (whale)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla - Basilosauridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 53155

Alternative combinations: Basilosaurus serratus, Doryodon serratus, Zeuglodon serratum, Zeuglodon serratus

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

Belongs to Dorudon according to M. D. Uhen 2018

Sister taxon: Dorudon atrox

Type specimen: MCZ 8763, a maxilla. Its type locality is Mazyck Plantation, which is in a Priabonian offshore shelf sandstone in the Harleyville Formation of South Carolina.

Ecology: aquatic carnivore