Zygorhiza kochii Carus 1847 (whale)

Mammalia - Cetacea - Basilosauridae

Alternative combination: Basilosaurus kochii

Synonyms: Zeuglodon brachyspondylum Abel 1914, Zeuglodon brachyspondylus minor True 1908, Zeuglodon hydrarchos Carus 1849, Zeuglodon hydrarchus Carus 1849, Zygorhiza brachyspondylus True 1908, Zygorhiza brachyspondylus minor True 1908, Zygorhiza minor True 1908

Full reference: C. G. Carus. 1847. Resultate geologischer, anatomischer und zoologischer untersuchungen über das unter den Namen Hydrarchos von Dr. A. C. Koch zuerst nach Europa gebrachte und in Dresden augestelte grofse fossile Skelett 1-15

Belongs to Zygorhiza according to M. D. Uhen 2018

See also Abel 1914, Bouetel and Muizon 2006, Bronn 1853, Carus 1847, Carus 1849, Fitzgerald 2010, Fordyce 1982, Gingerich 2015, Hay 1902, Hay 1930, Kellogg 1928, Kellogg 1936, Lydekker 1887, Marx 2011, McLeod and Barnes 2008, Müller 1849, Müller 1851, Schouten 2011, Thurmond and Jones 1981, Trouessart 1898, True 1908, Uhen 1998, Uhen 2002, Uhen 2004, Uhen 2005, Uhen 2008, Uhen 2009, Uhen 2013, van Vliet 2004 and Velez-Juarbe et al. 2015

Sister taxa: none

Type specimens:

  • Zygorhiza kochii: MB Ma 43248, a partial skull (posterior portion of skull). Its type locality is Clarksville, which is in a Priabonian coastal mixed carbonate-siliciclastic in the Yazoo Formation of Alabama.
  • Zeuglodon brachyspondylum:
  • Zeuglodon hydrarchus: Haarlem Museum 8501, a skull (skull with jaws).
  • Zygorhiza brachyspondylus:
  • Zygorhiza minor: MNB 15324a-b, a partial skeleton.

Ecology: aquatic carnivore


• Eocene of United States (11: Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi collections)

Total: 11 collections each including a single occurrence

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