(Named after Ernst Stromer von Reichenbach).
Named By: Philip D. Gingerich - 2007.
Classification: Chordata, Mammalia, Cetacea, Archaeoceti, Basilosauridae.
Species: S. nidensis (type).
Size: Uncertain due to lack of remains.
Known locations: Egypt - Qasr el-Sagha Formation.
Time period: Mid Priabonian of the Eocene.
Fossil representation: In total 16 vertebrae.
Stromerius is a genus of basilosaurid whale that has been discovered in the world famous fossil deposits of Egypt, some of which are well known for turning up the fossils of whales. Unfortunately the harsh environmental conditions there can quickly erode exposed fossils, and as for the case of Stromerius, only some of the vertebrae of this whale are known at the time of writing.
- Stromerius nidensis, new archaeocete (Mammalia, Cetacea) from the Upper Eocene Qasr El-Sagha Formation, Fayum, Egypt. - Contributions from the Museum of Paleontology 31 (13): 363–78. - Philip D. Gingerich - 2007.