Cynthiacetus Uhen 2005 (whale)

Mammalia - Cetacea - Basilosauridae

Full reference: M. D. Uhen. 2005. A new genus and species of archaeocete whale from Mississippi. Southeastern Geology 43(3):157-172

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

See also Berta 2017, Gao and Ni 2015, Gingerich 2015, Martínez-Cáceres et al. 2017, Martinez-Cáceres and Muizon 2011, Marx et al. 2016, McLeod and Barnes 2008, Schouten 2011, Uhen 2005, Uhen 2008, Uhen 2009 and Uhen 2013

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

Subtaxa: Cynthiacetus maxwelli Cynthiacetus peruvianus

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Ecology: aquatic carnivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of Peru (1 collection), United States (10: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina)

Total: 11 collections each including a single occurrence

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