Basilosaurus drazindai Gingerich et al. 1997 (whale)

Mammalia - Cetacea - Basilosauridae

Alternative combination: Basiloterus drazindai

Full reference: P. D. Gingerich, M. Arif, M. A. Bhatti, M. Anwar, and W. J. Sanders. 1997. Basilosaurus drazindai and Basiloterus hussaini, new archaeoceti (Mammalia, Cetacea) from the Middle Eocene Drazinda Formation, with a revised interpretation of ages of whale-bearing strata in the Kirthar Group of the Sulaiman Range, Punjab (Pakistan). Contributions from the Museum of Paleontology, University of Michigan 30(2):55-81

Belongs to Basilosaurus according to M. D. Uhen 2018

See also Gingerich et al. 1997, Goldin and Zvonok 2013, Kalmykov 2012, McLeod and Barnes 2008, Schouten 2011, Thewissen et al. 2001, Uhen 1998, Uhen 2002, Uhen 2004, Uhen 2008, Uhen 2009, Uhen 2013, Uhen et al. 2008 and van Vliet 2004

Sister taxa: Basilosaurus cetoides, Basilosaurus isis, Basilosaurus puschi, Hydrarchos harlani

Type specimen: GSP-UM 3193, a set of vertebrae (one lumbar vertebra). Its type locality is Bari Nadi 4, which is in a Bartonian offshore shelf claystone in the Drazinda Formation of Pakistan.

Ecology: aquatic carnivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of Pakistan (1 collection), the United Kingdom (1)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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