Full reference: F. C. Whitmore and L. G. Barnes. 2008. The Herpetocetinae, a new subfamily of extinct baleen whales (Mammalia, Cetacea, Cetotheriidae). Virginia Museum of Natural History Special Publication 14:141-180
Type specimen: UCMP 82465, a partial skull (left half of a braincase). Its type locality is Opal Cliffs 1, which is in a Messinian/Zanclean open shallow subtidal sandstone in the Purisima Formation of California.
Ecology: aquatic carnivore-suspension feeder
• Miocene to Pliocene of United States (1: California collection)
• Miocene of United States (1: California)
Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence
Specimen images are retrieved through the ePANDDA API.
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