Masracetus Gingerich 2007 (whale)

Mammalia - Cetacea - Basilosauridae

Full reference: P. D. Gingerich. 2007. Stromerius nidensis, New Archaeocete (Mammalia, Cetacea) From The Upper Eocene Qasr El-Sagha Formation, Fayum, Egypt. Contributions from the Museum of Paleontology, The University of Michigan 31(13):363-378

Parent taxon: Basilosauridae according to M. D. Uhen 2018

See also Berta 2017, El-kheir et al. 2013, Gao and Ni 2015, Gingerich 2007, Martínez-Cáceres et al. 2017, Martinez-Cáceres and Muizon 2011, Marx et al. 2016, Schouten 2011 and Uhen 2013

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

Subtaxa: Masracetus markgrafi

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Ecology: aquatic carnivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of Egypt (5 collections)

Total: 5 collections each including a single occurrence

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