Chrysocetus Uhen and Gingerich 2001 (whale)

Mammalia - Cetacea - Basilosauridae

Full reference: M. D. Uhen and P. D. Gingerich. 2001. New genus of dorudontine archaeocete (Cetacea) from the Middle-to-Late Eocene of South Carolina. Marine Mammal Science 17(1):1-34

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

See also Berta 2017, Gao and Ni 2015, Geisler and Sanders 2003, Gingerich and Zouhri 2015, Martínez-Cáceres et al. 2017, Martinez-Cáceres and Muizon 2011, Marx et al. 2016, McLeod and Barnes 2008, Schouten 2011, Uhen 2002, Uhen 2004, Uhen 2008, Uhen 2009, Uhen 2013, Uhen and Gingerich 2001 and van Vliet 2004

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

Subtaxa: Chrysocetus fouadassii Chrysocetus healyorum

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Ecology: aquatic carnivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of United States (1: South Carolina collection), Western Sahara (2)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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