basilosaurus

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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).]
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In August-September 2002, a largely complete skeleton of the archaeocete whale Basilosaurus cetoides was excavated from the Yazoo Clay in the Clearview Landfill in the SW/4, Sec.
11:30 PRELIMINARY OSTEOLOGY OF A BASILOSAURUS CETOIDES FROM THE UPPER YAZOO CLAY IN SCOTT COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI