Protororqualus cuvieri Fischer 1829 (rorqual)

Mammalia - Mysticeti - Balaenopteridae

Alternative combinations: Balaena cuvierii, Balaenoptera acutorostrata cuvierii, Balaenoptera cuvieri, Balaenoptera cuvierii, Cetotherium (Cetotheriophanes) cuvierii, Cetotherium cuvieri, Plesiocetus cuvieri, Plesiocetus cuvierii, Rorqualus cuvieri

Synonym: Cetotherium (Cetotheriophanes) cuvieri Brandt 1873

Full reference: J. B. Fischer. 1829. Synopsis Mammalium 1-752

Belongs to Protororqualus according to F. G. Marx 2011

See also Bisconti 2007, Bisconti 2009, Bisconti and Francou 2014, Boitard 1844, Bosselaers and Post 2010, Brandt 1873, Brandt 1874, Caretto 1970, Cuscani Politi 1961, Deméré 1986, Deméré et al. 2005, Fischer 1829, Gervais 1855, Kellogg 1928, Kellogg 1931, Pavsic and Mikuz 1996, Pictet 1853, Pilleri 1987, Trouessart 1898, Trouessart 1904, Van Beneden 1875 and Van Beneden and Gervais 1868

Sister taxa: none

Subtaxa: Balaenoptera cuvieri portisi

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Type specimens:

  • Protororqualus cuvieri: Its type locality is Monte Pulgnasco, which is in a Piacenzian marine limestone in the Monte Giogo Formation of Italy
  • Cetotherium (Cetotheriophanes) cuvieri:

Ecology: aquatic suspension feeder


• Pliocene of Italy (1 collection)

• Miocene to Pleistocene of the Netherlands (1)

• Miocene of Slovenia (1)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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