Tranatocetus Gol'din and Steeman 2015 (whale)

Mammalia - Cetacea - Cetotheriidae

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: Cetotheriidae according to F. G. Marx et al. 2019

See also Berta 2017, Gol'din and Steeman 2015 and Marx et al. 2016

Sister taxa: Cephalotropis, Cetotheriinae, Ciuciulea, Cophocetus, Eucetotherium, Herentalia, Herpetocetinae, Heterocetus, Hibacetus, Imerocetus, Joumocetus, Metopocetus, Neobalaeninae, Palaeobalaena, Piscobalaena, Titanocetus, Tiucetus, Vampalus

Subtaxa: Tranatocetus argillarius Tranatocetus maregermanicum

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Type: Mesocetus argillarius

Ecology: aquatic carnivore-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Miocene of Denmark (1 collection), the Netherlands (1)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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