Ancalecetus Gingerich and Uhen 1996 (whale)

Mammalia - Cetacea - Basilosauridae

Full reference: P. D. Gingerich and M. D. Uhen. 1996. Ancalecetus simonsi, a new dorudontine archaeocete (Mammalia, Cetacea) from the early late Eocene of Wadi Hitan, Egypt. Contributions from the Museum of Paleontology, University of Michigan 29(13):359-401

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

See also Berta 2017, Gao and Ni 2015, Gingerich and Uhen 1996, Martínez-Cáceres et al. 2017, Martinez-Cáceres and Muizon 2011, Marx et al. 2016, McKenna and Bell 1997, McLeod and Barnes 2008, Schouten 2011, Uhen 1998, Uhen 2002, Uhen 2004, Uhen 2009, Uhen 2013 and van Vliet 2004

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

Subtaxa: Ancalecetus simonsi

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Ecology: aquatic carnivore

Distribution: found only at Wadi Hitan ZV-81 (Eocene of Egypt)

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