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Platyosphys paulsoni Brandt 1873 (whale)

Mammalia - Pelagiceti - Basilosauridae

Alternative combinations: Basilosaurus paulsoni, Platyosphys paulsonii, Zeuglodon paulsonii

Synonyms: Zeuglodon rossicum Paulson in Brandt 1873, Zeuglodon rossicus Paulson in Brandt 1873

Full reference: J. F. Brandt. 1873. Uber bisher in Russland gefundene Reste von Zeuglodonten. Melanges biologiques Bulletin de l'Academie imperials des Sciences de St. Petersbourg 9:111-112

Belongs to Platyosphys according to M. D. Uhen 2013

Sister taxon: Platyosphys einori

Type specimens:

  • Platyosphys paulsoni: no number listed, a set of vertebrae. Its type locality is Chigirin, which is in a Priabonian marine claystone in Ukraine.
  • Zeuglodon rossicus:

Ecology: aquatic carnivore