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Cetacea (whale)

Mammalia - Cetacea

Synonymy list
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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
RankNameAuthor
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Synapsida()
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
orderCetacea
orderCetacea

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: hydroxyapatiteo
Form: roller-shapedo
Ontogeny: modification of partso
Environment: marineo
Locomotion: actively mobileo
Life habit: aquatico
Depth habitat: surfaceo
Diet: carnivoreo
Reproduction: viviparouso
Created: 2005-03-06 14:19:05
Modified: 2017-04-17 10:41:18
Source: o = order
Reference: Uhen 2004

Age range

Maximum range based only on fossils: base of the Middle Eocene to the top of the Holocene or 48.60000 to 0.00000 Ma
Minimum age of oldest fossil (stem group age): 47.8 Ma

Collections (2588 total)

Oldest occurrences

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Tertiary66.0 - 2.588Poland Zeuglodon puschii (77355)
Ypresian56.0 - 47.8India (Jammu and Kashmir) Ichthyolestes pinfoldi (45588)
Ypresian56.0 - 47.8India (Himachal Pradesh) Himalayacetus subathuensis (45584)
Ypresian - Bartonian56.0 - 38.0Peru (Amazonas) Basilosauridae indet. (200127)
Eocene56.0 - 33.9USA (North Carolina) Basilosauridae indet. (132701 133023) Cetacea indet. (133022)
Eocene56.0 - 33.9USA (Mississippi) Basilosauridae indet. (131912) Basilosaurus cetoides (131913)
Eocene56.0 - 33.9USA (Florida) Basilosauridae indet. (132705)
Eocene56.0 - 33.9Russian Federation Archaeoceti indet. (114208)
Eocene56.0 - 33.9Ukraine Basilosaurus sp. (132383 132385 132389 132391) Platyosphys einori (57767) Zeuglodon sp. (132386)
Middle Eocene48.6 - 37.2USA (North Carolina) Crenatocetus rayi (127117)
Middle Eocene48.6 - 37.2USA (Virginia) Cetacea indet. (60666)
Middle Eocene48.6 - 37.2USA (Texas) Cetacea indet. (132814)
Middle Eocene48.6 - 37.2India Cetacea indet. (97257)
Middle Eocene - Late/Upper Eocene48.6 - 33.9India (S.W. Kutch) Cetacea indet. (13521)
Lutetian47.8 - 41.3India (Kutch) Andrewsiphius kutchensis (45591) Andrewsiphius kutchensis, Dalanistes ahmedi, Indocetus ramani, Babiacetus indicus, Kutchicetus minimus, Remingtonocetus sloani, Babiacetus mishrai, Gaviacetus sahnii (45592) Andrewsiphius kutchensis, Indocetus ramani, Protocetus sloani, Andrewsiphius minor, Gaviacetus sahnii, Protocetus harudiensis (45590) Andrewsiphius sloani (91429) Cetacea indet., Protocetus sloani (43029) Dhedacetus hyaeni (163465)
Lutetian47.8 - 41.3Peru (Ica) Peregocetus pacificus (200440)
Lutetian47.8 - 41.3USA (South Carolina) Cetacea indet., Protocetidae indet. (32901)
Lutetian47.8 - 41.3India Cetacea indet. (181251 181252) Remingtonocetus harudiensis (181249)
Lutetian47.8 - 41.3USA (Alabama) Protocetidae indet. (132627) Protocetidae indet., Georgiacetus vogtlensis (83980)
Lutetian47.8 - 41.3Pakistan (Balochistan) Artiocetus clavis, Rodhocetus balochistanensis, Makracetus bidens, Maiacetus inuus (28981) Remingtonocetus domandaensis (127196) Remingtonocetus domandaensis, Dalanistes ahmedi, Andrewsiphius sloani (28938)