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Basilosaurid

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2023-07-18 Snargl 1 minute 12 seconds

What kind of animal is Basilosaurid?

Large Basilosaurid with its mouth open in a jungle setting with trees and rocks in the background
Basilosaurid in a forest with a mountain in the background
Blue and gold Basilosaurid in a forest with ferns and trees in the background
Toy Basilosaurid is standing in the woods with its mouth open and it's mouth wide open
Basilosaurid with its mouth open standing on a rock in the desert at sunset or dawn with the sun setting behind it

Basilosaurid is a term for a family of extinct cetaceans, or whales, that lived from the middle Eocene to the late Oligocene Epoch, about 41 to 23 million years ago.

They were probably the first fully aquatic cetaceans, and some of them had long, serpentine bodies.

The most well-known genus of basilosaurids is Basilosaurus, which means "king lizard".

Basilosaurus was one of the largest animals of its time, reaching up to 18 meters in length.

It was a top predator that fed on fish and other marine mammals, such as Dorudon.

Basilosaurids had small hindlimbs that did not function on land, but may have been used for mating.

They also had different types of teeth, such as canines and molars, that allowed them to chew their food.

Basilosaurids are considered to be a paraphyletic group, meaning that they do not include all the descendants of their common ancestor.

The modern whales, or neocetes, are derived from a branch of basilosaurids that evolved more compact and streamlined bodies.

Basilosaurids are important fossils for understanding the evolution of whales and their adaptations to aquatic life.

Example of the color palette for the image of Basilosaurid

Picture with primary colors of Viridian, Olivine, Black, Cafe noir and Medium aquamarine
Top 5 color shades of the illustration. Arranged in descending order of frequency of occurrence (first - more often, last - more rare).
See these colors in NCS, PANTONE, RAL palettes...
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NCS S 2030-G40Y
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RAL 6000
RAL 7034
RAL 9005
RAL 8016
RAL 6027
RAL Design
RAL 170 20 25
RAL 050 20 16
RAL 150 80 40
RAL Effect
RAL 740-M
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Where does the Basilosaurid live?

Basilosaurids were a family of extinct cetaceans that lived from the middle to the late Eocene Epoch.
They were probably the first fully aquatic cetaceans and were distributed worldwide.
Some of the important fossils of basilosaurids have been recovered in Egypt, the United States, New Zealand, and Peru.

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