Computer generated image of Basilosaurus.
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Basilosaurus belongs to a family of extinct cetaceans.
Being the first proto-whale, Basilosaurus a lot of characteristics with its modern day counterpart.
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Basilosaurus near to the surface.
A group of Basilosaurus on shallow waters.
Basilosaurus’ form of location is similar to that of an eel.
Basilosaurus’ jaw muscles suggests that it had a strong bite force.
A Basilosaurus with its young.
Basilosaurus might have the same life cycle as its modern day counterpart.
Skeleton of a Basilosaurus showcasing its short limbs.
Basilosaurus’s large jaw clearly indicated that it fed on large aquatic life forms.
Basilosaurus isis (top) and Dorudon atrox (bottom) skeletons compared.
Skeleton of B. isis at Wadi El Hitan.
Albert Koch’s “Hydrarchos” fossil skeleton from 1845, two basilosaurus or Pontogeneus skeletons tied together.
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