basilosaurus /ˌbasɪlə(ʊ)ˈsɔːrəs/


I. noun

a large marine cetacean of the Eocene epoch, having rudimentary fore and hind limbs.

●Genus Basilosaurus, suborder Archaeoceti, order Cetacea.
– origin modern Latin, from Greek basileus ‘king’ + sauros ‘lizard’.

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