Mithridatocetus Goldin and Startsev 2017 (whale)

Mammalia - Mysticeti - Cetotheriidae

Full reference: P. Goldin and D. Startsev. 2017. A systematic review of cetothere baleen whales (Cetacea, Cetotheriidae ) from the Late Miocene of Crimea and Caucasus, with a new genus. Papers in Paleontology 3(1):49-68

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

See also Gol'din 2018

Sister taxa: Brandtocetus, Cetotherium, Kurdalagonus, Zygiocetus

Subtaxa: Cetotherium mayeri Mithridatocetus adygeicus Mithridatocetus eichwaldi

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Type: Mithridatocetus eichwaldi

Ecology: aquatic carnivore-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Neogene of Ukraine (1 collection)

• Miocene of Georgia (1), the Russian Federation (4), Ukraine (3)

Total: 9 collections each including a single occurrence

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