Cetotherium Brandt 1843 (whale)

Mammalia - Mysticeti - Cetotheriidae

Full reference: J. F. Brandt. 1843. De cetotherio, novo balaenarum familiae genre in Rossia Meridionali ante aliquot annos effoso. Bulletin de La Classe Physico-Mathématique de L'Académie Impérial des Sciences de Saint Pétersberg 1(10-12):145-148

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

See also Abel 1919, Barnes 1977, Berta 2017, Bisconti 2008, Bisconti 2014, Bisconti et al. 2013, Bouetel 2005, Bouetel and Muizon 2006, Brandt 1873, Brandt 1874, Bronn 1853, Carroll 1988, Case 1904, Cope 1890, Cope 1895, Flores 1895, Fordyce 2003, Geisler and Sanders 2003, Ginsburg and Janvier 1971, Ginsburg and Janvier 1975, Gol'din 2018, Gol'din and Steeman 2015, Goldin et al. 2011, Goldin and Startsev 2014, Goldin et al. 2014, Gottfried et al. 1994, Hampe and Baszio 2010, Hay 1902, Hay 1930, Kellogg 1925, Kellogg 1928, Kimura and Ozawa 2002, Lydekker 1887, Lydekker 1894, Marx et al. 2016, Marx and Fordyce 2015, Marx et al. 2016, Mchedlidze 1970, McKenna and Bell 1997, Miller 1923, Newton 1891, Nordmann 1860, Pictet 1853, Pilleri 1990, Riabinin 1934, Sepkoski 2002, Simpson 1945, Steeman 2007, Tarasenko and Lopatin 2012, Tarasenko and Titov 2009, Trouessart 1898, Trouessart 1904, True 1912, Uhen et al. 2008, Whitmore and Barnes 2008 and Zittel 1925

Sister taxa: Brandtocetus, Kurdalagonus, Mithridatocetus, Zygiocetus

Subtaxa: Cetotherium capellinii Cetotherium crassangulum Cetotherium furlongi Cetotherium megalophysum Cetotherium parvum Cetotherium polyporum Cetotherium rathkii Cetotherium riabinini

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Type: Cetotherium rathkii

Ecology: aquatic carnivore-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Azerbaijan (1 collection)

• Pliocene of Italy (4), United States (2: North Carolina, Virginia)

• Miocene to Pleistocene of the Netherlands (1)

• Miocene of Austria (1), Bosnia and Herzegovina (1), France (1), Georgia (1), the Netherlands (1), Romania (2), the Russian Federation (2), Spain (4), Ukraine (4), United States (6: California, Maryland)

Total: 31 collections each including a single occurrence

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