Cephalotropis Cope 1896 (whale)

Mammalia - Cetacea - Cetotheriidae

Alternative spelling: Cephalotropus

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1896. Sixth contribution to the knowledge of the marine Miocene fauna of North America. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Soceity 35(150):139-146

Parent taxon: Cetotheriidae according to F. G. Marx et al. 2016

See also Benton 1993, Berta 2017, Carroll 1988, Case 1904, Gol'din 2018, Gol'din and Steeman 2015, Goldin and Startsev 2014, Goldin et al. 2014, Gottfried et al. 1994, Hay 1902, Hay 1930, Kellogg 1928, Marx et al. 2016, Marx and Fordyce 2015, McKenna and Bell 1997, Sepkoski 2002, Simpson 1945, Steeman 2007, Trouessart 1898, Trouessart 1904, True 1912, Uhen et al. 2008 and Whitmore and Barnes 2008

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

Subtaxa: Cephalotropis coronatus

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Type: Cephalotropis coronatus

Ecology: aquatic carnivore-suspension feeder


• Miocene of Portugal (1 collection), United States (1: Maryland)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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