Mystacodon Lambert et al. 2017 (whale)

Mammalia - Mysticeti - Llanocetidae

Full reference: O. Lambert, M. Martínez-Cáeres, G. Bianucci, E. Steurbaut, M. Urbina and C. Muizon. 2017. Earliest Mysticete from the Late Eocene of Peru Sheds New Light on the Origin of Baleen Whales. Current Biology 27:17

Parent taxon: Llanocetidae according to R. E. Fordyce and F. G. Marx 2018

See also Lambert et al. 2017

Sister taxon: Llanocetus

Subtaxa: Mystacodon selenensis

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Ecology: aquatic carnivore-suspension feeder

Distribution: found only at Playa Media Luna (Eocene of Peru)

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