†family Basilosauridae Cope 1867 (whale)

Mammalia - Pelagiceti - Basilosauridae

Synonyms: Hydrarchidae Bonaparte 1850, Hydrarchina Bonaparte 1850, Prozeuglodontidae Moustafa 1954, Stegorhinidae Brandt 1873, Zeuglodontae Bonaparte 1849, Zeuglodontidae Bonaparte 1849

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1867. An addition to the vertebrate fauna of the Miocene period, with a synopsis of the extinct Cetacea of the United States. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 19(4):138-157

Parent taxon: Pelagiceti according to M. Martínez-Cáceres et al. 2017

See also Abel 1914, Abel 1919, Abu El-kheir et al. 2013, Andrews 1906, Barnes et al. 1985, Benham 1937, Benton 1993, Bergqvist et al. 1999, Berta 2017, Bianucci and Landini 2007, Bonaparte 1849, Bonaparte 1850, Bouetel and Muizon 2006, Brandt 1873, Bronn 1853, Buono et al. 2016, Carroll 1988, Case 1904, Cope 1889, Cope 1890, Fitzgerald 2010, Flower and Lydekker 1891, Fordyce 2003, Fordyce and Barnes 1994, Fordyce et al. 1995, Fordyce and de Muizon 2001, Fordyce and Roberts 2009, Gao and Ni 2015, Geisler and Sanders 2003, Gill 1871, Gill 1872, Gill 1873, Gingerich 2005, Gingerich 2007, Gingerich 2012, Gingerich 2015, Gingerich and Zouhri 2015, Goldin et al. 2014, Hay 1902, Hay 1930, Hooker 1986, Kellogg 1928, Kellogg 1936, Kohler and Fordyce 1997, Lydekker 1887, Martinez-Cáceres and Muizon 2011, Marx et al. 2016, Mchedlidze 1970, McKenna and Bell 1997, McLeod and Barnes 2008, Miller 1923, Moustafa 1954, Rice 1998, Rice 2002, Rice 2009, Sherman 1952, Simpson 1945, Slijper 1936, Stromer 1908, Thewissen et al. 2001, Thompson 1890, Thurmond and Jones 1981, Trouessart 1898, Trouessart 1904, Uhen 1996, Uhen 2004, Uhen 2008, Uhen 2008, Uhen 2010, Uhen 2013, Uhen and Gingerich 2001, Uhen et al. 2011, Van Deinse 1931, Zittel 1894 and Zittel 1925

Sister taxa: Metasqualodon harwoodi, Neoceti

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

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Ecology: aquatic carnivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of Antarctica (7 collections), Austria (1), Egypt (68), Germany (1), Italy (1), Jordan (1), the Netherlands (2), New Zealand (6), Pakistan (2), Peru (5), Romania (1), the Russian Federation (3), Senegal (1), Ukraine (14), the United Kingdom (4), United States (98: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia), Western Sahara (11)

• Tertiary of Poland (1)

Total: 227 collections including 261 occurrences

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