Basiloterus

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Basiloterus
Temporal range: Late Eocene
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Infraorder: Cetacea
Family: Basilosauridae
Genus: Basiloterus
Species: B. husseini
Binomial name
Basiloterus husseini
Gingerich et al. 1997

Basiloterus husseini was a late Eocene primitive whale. As with all other members of Basilosauridae, it was a hypercarnivorous predator.

Fossil finds[edit]

Basiloterus husseini is the closest known relative of Basilosaurus, but was not as large or elongated. B. husseini is found in late Eocene strata of Pakistan.

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