†family Tranatocetidae Gol'din and Steeman 2015 (whale)

Mammalia - Cetacea - Tranatocetidae

Full reference: P. Gol'din and M. E. Steeman. 2015. From problem taxa to problem solver: A new Miocene family, Tranatocetidae, brings perspective on baleen whale evolution. PLoS One 10(9):e0135500

Parent taxon: Plicogulae according to P. Gol'din and M. E. Steeman 2015

See also Berta 2017

Sister taxa: Balaenopteroidea, Cetotherioidea

Subtaxa: Aulocetus latus Cetotherium vandelli Mesocetus Mixocetus Plesiocetopsis

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Ecology: aquatic carnivore-suspension feeder


• Pliocene of Argentina (1 collection), Italy (1)

• Miocene to Pleistocene of the Netherlands (1)

• Neogene of Chile (1), France (1), the United Kingdom (1)

• Miocene of Austria (2), Belgium (3), Bosnia and Herzegovina (4), Croatia (1), France (1), the Netherlands (2), Portugal (1), the Russian Federation (1), Slovakia (2), United States (11: California, Maryland, Virginia)

Total: 34 collections including 41 occurrences

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