Kurdalagonus mchedlidzei Tarasenko and Lopatin 2012 (whale)

Mammalia - Mysticeti - 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

Belongs to Kurdalagonus according to P. Goldin and D. Startsev 2017

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

Sister taxon: Kurdalagonus maicopicum

Type specimen: NMRA 10476/1, a partial skull (posterior skull). Its type locality is Nagiezh-Uashkh, which is in a Serravallian/Tortonian deep-water sandstone in the Blinovo Formation of the Russian Federation.

Ecology: aquatic carnivore-suspension feeder

Distribution: found only at Nagiezh-Uashkh

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