Plesiocetus Van Beneden 1859 (rorqual)

Mammalia - Balaenopteroidea - Balaenopteridae

Alternative spellings: Balaenoptera (Plesiocetus), Cetotherium (Plesiocetus)

Full reference: P. J. Van Beneden. 1859. Rapport de M. Van Beneden. Bulletins de L'Academie Royale des Sciences, des Lettres et des Beaux-Arts de Belgique 8:123-146

Parent taxon: Balaenopteridae according to A. Berta 2017

See also Abel 1919, Barnes 1977, Benton 1993, Brandt 1873, Carroll 1988, Cope 1890, Cozzuol 1996, Deméré et al. 2005, Depéret 1893, Flores 1895, Kellogg 1928, Lydekker 1887, Lydekker 1887, McKenna and Bell 1997, Newton 1891, Palmer 1904, Portis 1886, Sepkoski 2002, Simpson 1945, Steeman 2007, Steeman 2010, Trouessart 1898, Trouessart 1904, True 1912, Uhen et al. 2008, Vidal 1991 and Zittel 1925

Sister taxa: Agaphelinae, Archaebalaenoptera, Balaena affinis, Balaena definata, Balaena emarginata, Balaena gibbosa, Balaenoptera, Balaenoptera borealina, Balaenoptera musculoides, Balaenoptera portisii, Balaenoptera rostratella, Balaenoptera sibbaldina, Balaenoptera taiwanica, Balaenopterinae, Cetotheriophanes, Delphinus brachyspondylus, Diunatans, Eobalaenoptera, Eschrichtiinae, Fragilicetus, Hadrosaurus tripos, Incakujira, Megaptera, Megaptera affinis, Megapterinae, Megapteropsis robusta, Miobalaenoptera, Notiocetus, Parabalaenoptera, Parabalaenopterinae, Plesiobalaenoptera, Praemegaptera, Praemegapterinae, Protororqualus

Subtaxa: Balaenoptera (Plesiocetus) cortesii Plesiocetus brialmontii Plesiocetus dubius Plesiocetus dyticus Plesiocetus giganteus Plesiocetus intermedius Plesiocetus minor Plesiocetus occidentalis Plesiocetus rostratus Plesiocetus tertius

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Ecology: aquatic suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of the United Kingdom (1 collection)

• Pliocene of Italy (2), Mexico (1), United States (1: North Carolina)

• Miocene to Pleistocene of the Netherlands (1)

• Miocene of Argentina (1), Belgium (7), Chile (1), Denmark (1), France (2), Germany (1), Italy (1), Mexico (1), the Netherlands (1), United States (1: Virginia)

Total: 23 collections including 32 occurrences

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