Platyosphys Kellogg 1936 (whale)

Mammalia - Cetacea - Basilosauridae

Full reference: R. Kellogg. 1936. A Review of the Archaeoceti. Carnegie Institution of Washington 482:1-366

Parent taxon: Basilosauridae according to A. Berta 2017

See also Carroll 1988, Fordyce 2003, Gingerich and Zouhri 2015, Goldin and Zvonok 2013, Gritsenko 2001, Kellogg 1936, Mchedlidze 1970, McKenna and Bell 1997, Moustafa 1954, Sepkoski 2002, Simpson 1945, Uhen 2013, Uhen and Pyenson 2007, van Vliet 2004 and Whitmore and Sanders 1977

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

Subtaxa: Platyosphys aithai Platyosphys einori Platyosphys paulsonii

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Ecology: aquatic carnivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of the Russian Federation (1 collection), Ukraine (4), Western Sahara (2)

Total: 7 collections each including a single occurrence

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