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Basilosaurus drazindai

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Basilosauridae

Taxonomy
Basilosaurus drazindai was named by Gingerich et al. (1997). Its type specimen is GSP-UM 3193, a set of vertebrae (one lumbar vertebra), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Bari Nadi 4, which is in a Bartonian offshore shelf claystone in the Drazinda Formation of Pakistan.

It was recombined as Basiloterus drazindai by Uhen (2002); it was considered a nomen dubium by Uhen (2013).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1997Basilosaurus drazindai Gingerich et al.
1998Basilosaurus drazindai Uhen p. 33
2001Basilosaurus drazindai Thewissen et al. p. 351 figs. Table 1
2002Basiloterus drazindai Uhen p. 79
2004Basilosaurus drazindai Uhen p. 12
2008Basilosaurus drazindai McLeod and Barnes p. 94
2008Basilosaurus drazindai Uhen p. 561
2008Basilosaurus drazindai Uhen et al. p. 582
2009Basilosaurus drazindai Uhen p. 93
2011Basilosaurus drazindai Schouten p. 18
2012Basilosaurus drazindai Kalmykov p. 179
2013Basilosaurus drazindai Goldin and Zvonok p. 263
2018Basilosaurus drazindai Uhen

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
OlfactoresJefferies 1991
subphylumVertebrata
Gnathostomata()
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
RankNameAuthor
Amniota
Synapsida()
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
orderArtiodactyla()
Cetacea()
Pelagiceti
familyBasilosauridae
genusBasilosaurus
speciesdrazindai

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available