Basiloterus

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

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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References[edit]

  • Gingerich, Philip D; Arif, M; Bhatti, M Akram; Anwar, M; Sanders, William J (1997). "Basilosaurus drazindai and Basiloterus hussaini, New Archaeoceti (Mammalia, Cetacea) from the Middle Eocene Drazinda Formation, with a Revised Interpretation of Ages of Whale-Bearing Strata in the Kirthar Group of the Sulaiman Range, Punjab (Pakistan)". Contributions from the Museum of Paleontology, University of Michigan. 30 (2): 55–81. OCLC 742731913.