Zygiocetus Tarasenko 2014 (whale)

Mammalia - Mysticeti - Cetotheriidae

Full reference: K. K. Tarasenko. 2014. New Genera of Baleen Whales (Cetacea, Mammalia) from the Miocene of the Northern Caucasus and Ciscaucasia: 3. Zygiocetus gen. nov. (Middle Sarmatian, Adygea). Paleontological Journal 48(5):551-562

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

See also Berta 2017, Marx et al. 2016 and Tarasenko 2014

Sister taxa: Brandtocetus, Cetotherium, Kurdalagonus, Mithridatocetus

Subtaxa: Zygiocetus nartorum

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Type: Zygiocetus nartorum

Ecology: aquatic carnivore-suspension feeder

Distribution: found only at Polevoe 1 (Miocene of Russian Federation)

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