Kurdalagonus Tarasenko and Lopatin 2012 (whale)

Mammalia - Cetacea - Cetotheriidae

Full reference: K. K. Tarasenko and A. V. Lopatin. 2012. New Baleen Whale Genera (Cetacea, Mammalia) from the Miocene of the Northern Caucasus and Ciscaucasia: 1. Kurdalagonus gen. nov. from the Middle–Late Sarmatian of Adygea. Paleontological Journal 46(5):531-542

Parent taxon: Cetotheriinae according to P. Goldin and D. Startsev 2017

See also Berta 2017, Gol'din 2018, Gol'din and Steeman 2015, Goldin and Startsev 2014, Goldin et al. 2014, Marx et al. 2016, Marx and Fordyce 2015, Marx et al. 2016 and Tarasenko and Lopatin 2012

Sister taxa: Brandtocetus, Cetotherium, Mithridatocetus, Zygiocetus

Subtaxa: Kurdalagonus maicopicum Kurdalagonus mchedlidzei

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Ecology: aquatic carnivore-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Miocene of the Russian Federation (4 collections)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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