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Dorudon atrox Andrews 1906 (whale)

Mammalia - Pelagiceti - Basilosauridae

Skeleton of Dorudon atrox.
Dorudon atrox skull reconstruction. Lateral view.
Dorudon atrox skull. Dorsal view.
Dorudon atrox skull and mandible. Lateral view.
Dorudon atrox skull. Ventral view.

Alternative combination: Prozeuglodon atrox

Synonyms: Dorudon intermedius Dart 1923, Dorudon stromeri Kellogg 1928, Prozeuglodon stromeri Kellogg 1928, Zeuglodon intermedius Dart 1923

Full reference: C. W. Andrews. 1906. A Descriptive Catalogue of the Tertiary Vertebrata of Fayum, Egypt 1-324

Belongs to Dorudon according to E. M. G. Fitzgerald 2010

Sister taxon: Dorudon serratus

Type specimens:

  • Dorudon atrox: CGM 9319, a partial skeleton. Its type locality is Birket-el-Qurun beds, which is in a Priabonian coastal sandstone in the Birket Qarun Formation of Egypt.
  • Dorudon intermedius: NHML 10173, a partial skull. Its type locality is Birket-el-Qurun beds, which is in a Priabonian coastal sandstone in the Birket Qarun Formation of Egypt.
  • Dorudon stromeri: UISPM 'Mn. 9', a skull. Its type locality is Garet el-Esh, which is in a Priabonian lagoonal/restricted shallow subtidal limestone in the Qasr el-Sagha Formation of Egypt.

Ecology: aquatic carnivore