Aglaocetus longifrons Van Beneden 1880 (whale)

Mammalia - Balaenopteroidea

Alternative combinations: Idiocetus longifrons, Plesiocetus longifrons

Full reference: P. J. Van Beneden. 1880. Les mysticetes a courts fanons des sables des environs d'anvers. Bulletins de L'Academie Royale des Sciences, des Lettres et des Beaux-Arts de Belgique 1880:11-27

Belongs to Aglaocetus according to M. Steeman 2010

See also Bisconti 2007, Trouessart 1898, Trouessart 1904, Van Beneden 1880 and Van Deinse 1931

Sister taxa: Aglaocetus burtinii, Aglaocetus latifrons, Aglaocetus moreni, Aglaocetus patulus, Aglaocetus rotundus

Type specimen: lectotype IRScNB CtM 719a-c/769, a partial skull (skull fragment, right periotic, right tympanic). Its type locality is Deurne (Fort 1), Antwerpen Sands Member, which is in a Langhian/Serravallian open shallow subtidal sandstone in the Berchem Formation of Belgium.

Ecology: aquatic carnivore-suspension feeder


• Miocene of Belgium (1 collection), the Netherlands (1)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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