basilosaurus

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Related to Basilosauri: Basilosaurus cetoides

bas·i·lo·saur·us

 (băs′ə-lə-sôr′əs)
n.
A large extinct whale of the genus Basilosaurus of the Eocene Epoch, having a long thin body and vestigial hind limbs.

[New Latin Basilosaurus, genus name : Greek basileus, king + Greek sauros, lizard (from its former classification as a reptilian).]