Basilosaurus isis Andrews 1904 (whale)

Mammalia - Cetacea - Basilosauridae

Alternative combinations: Prozeuglodon isis, Zeuglodon isis

Full reference: C. W. Andrews. 1904. Further notes on the mammals of the Eocene of Egypt. Part III. Geological Magazine, London Ser. 5 1:211-215

Belongs to Basilosaurus according to M. D. Uhen 2018

See also Abel 1914, Andrews 1904, Andrews 1906, Clementz et al. 2006, El-kheir et al. 2013, Fitzgerald 2010, Gingerich 1992, Gingerich 2008, Gingerich 2012, Gingerich and Cappetta 2014, Gingerich et al. 1990, Kellogg 1936, Mahdy et al. 2019, McLeod and Barnes 2008, Schouten 2011, Stromer 1908, Uhen 1998, Uhen 2002, Uhen 2004, Uhen 2008, Uhen 2009, van Vliet 2004 and Zittel 1925

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

Type specimen: CGM 10208, a mandible (partial right mandible). Its type locality is West end of Birket Qarun, which is in a Priabonian coastal sandstone in the Birket Qarun Formation of Egypt.

Ecology: aquatic carnivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of Egypt (14 collections), Jordan (1), Western Sahara (5)

Total: 20 collections each including a single occurrence

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