Saghacetus Gingerich 1992 (whale)

Mammalia - Cetacea - Basilosauridae

Full reference: P. D. Gingerich. 1992. Marine Mammals (Cetacean and Sirenia) from the Eocene of Gebel Mokattam and Fayum, Egypt: Stratigraphy, Age, and Paleoenvironments. University of Michigan Papers on Paleontology 30:1-84

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

See also Berta 2017, Gao and Ni 2015, Gingerich 1992, Martínez-Cáceres et al. 2017, Martinez-Cáceres and Muizon 2011, Marx et al. 2016, McKenna and Bell 1997, McLeod and Barnes 2008, Schouten 2011, Sepkoski 2002, Uhen 1998, Uhen 2002, Uhen 2004, Uhen 2009, Uhen 2013 and van Vliet 2004

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

Subtaxa: Saghacetus osiris

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Type: Saghacetus osiris

Ecology: aquatic carnivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of Egypt (7 collections), Western Sahara (1)

Total: 8 collections including 9 occurrences

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