Basiloterus Gingerich et al. 1997 (whale)

Mammalia - Cetacea - Basilosauridae

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

Parent taxon: Basilosauridae according to M. Martínez-Cáceres et al. 2017

See also Berta 2017, Gao and Ni 2015, Gingerich et al. 1997, Goldin and Zvonok 2013, Martinez-Cáceres and Muizon 2011, Marx et al. 2016, McLeod and Barnes 2008, Schouten 2011, Thewissen et al. 2001, Uhen 2002, Uhen 2004, Uhen 2009, Uhen 2013 and van Vliet 2004

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

Subtaxa: Basiloterus hussaini

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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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