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Basiloterus hussaini

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Basilosauridae

Taxonomy
Basiloterus hussaini was named by Gingerich et al. (1997). Its type specimen is GSP-UM 3190, a set of vertebrae (two lumbar vertebrae), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Bari Nadi 3, which is in a Bartonian coastal shale in the Drazinda Formation of Pakistan.

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

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1997Basiloterus hussaini Gingerich et al. p. 62 figs. Figure 5
2001Basiloterus hussaini Thewissen et al. p. 351 figs. Table 1
2002Basilosaurus hussaini Uhen p. 79
2004Basiloterus hussaini Uhen p. 12
2008Basiloterus hussaini McLeod and Barnes p. 94
2009Basiloterus hussaini Uhen p. 93
2011Basiloterus hussaini Schouten p. 18
2013Basiloterus hussaini Goldin and Zvonok p. 263
2018Basiloterus hussaini 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
genusBasiloterus
specieshussaini

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