Zygorhiza True 1908 (whale)

Mammalia - Pelagiceti - Basilosauridae

Full reference: F.W. True. 1908. The fossil cetacean, Dorudon serratus GIBBES. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 52(4):5-78

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

See also Abel 1914, Benton 1993, Berta 2017, Boessenecker and Fordyce 2015, Bouetel and Muizon 2006, Carroll 1988, Fitzgerald 2010, Fordyce 1982, Fordyce and Roberts 2009, Gao and Ni 2015, Geisler and Sanders 2003, Gingerich 2015, Hay 1930, Hooker 1986, Kellogg 1928, Kellogg 1936, Kohler and Fordyce 1997, Martínez-Cáceres et al. 2017, Martinez-Cáceres and Muizon 2011, Marx et al. 2016, McKenna and Bell 1997, McLeod and Barnes 2008, Moustafa 1954, Schouten 2011, Sepkoski 2002, Simpson 1945, Thurmond and Jones 1981, Uhen 1998, Uhen 2002, Uhen 2004, Uhen 2008, Uhen 2009 and Uhen 2013

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

Subtaxa: Zygorhiza kochii

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Ecology: aquatic carnivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of New Zealand (2 collections), the United Kingdom (1), United States (12: Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi)

Total: 15 collections each including a single occurrence

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