Isthminia panamensis Pyenson et al. 2015 (toothed whale)

Mammalia - Odontoceti - Iniidae

Full reference: N. D. Pyenson, J. Velez-Juarbe, C. S. Gutstein, H. Little, D. Vigil and A. O'Dea. 2015. Isthminia panamensis, a new fossil inioid (Mammalia, Cetacea) from the Chagres Formation of Panama and the evolution of ‘river dolphins’ in the Americas. PeerJ 3:e1227

Belongs to Isthminia according to N. D. Pyenson et al. 2015

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: USNM 546125, a partial skeleton (consisting of an incomplete skull, both right and left mandibles, an incomplete right scapula, and two carpals. The skull lacks the basicranium and tympanoperio). Its type locality is STRI 650009 , which is in a Messinian marine horizon in the Chagres Formation of Panama.

Ecology: aquatic carnivore

Distribution: found only at STRI 650009

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