Chonecetus Russell 1968 (whale)

Mammalia - Cetacea - Aetiocetidae

Synonym: Morawanocetus Barnes et al. 1995

Full reference: L. S. Russell. 1968. A new cetacean from the Oligocene Sooke Formation of Vancouver Island, British Colombia. Canadian Journal of Earth Science 5:929-933

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

See also Barnes et al. 1995, Berta 2017, Boessenecker and Fordyce 2015, Bouetel and Muizon 2006, Carroll 1988, Fitzgerald 2010, Fordyce and Marx 2016, Geisler et al. 2011, Geisler and Sanders 2003, Hernández Cisneros et al. 2017, Kimura and Ozawa 2002, Marx and Fordyce 2015, Marx et al. 2016, McKenna and Bell 1997, Peredo and Pyenson 2018, Russell 1968, Sepkoski 2002, Steeman 2007, Tsai and Ando 2015, Tsai and Kohno 2017, Uhen 2008, Uhen et al. 2008 and Whitmore and Sanders 1977

Sister taxa: Aetiocetinae, Aetiocetus, Ashorocetus, Chonecetinae, Fucaia, Morawanocetinae, Salishicetus, Tohoraata, Waharoa, Willungacetus

Subtaxa: Chonecetus sookensis Chonecetus tomitai Morawanocetus yabukii

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Ecology: aquatic carnivore-suspension feeder


• Oligocene of Canada (1: British Columbia collection), Japan (1), Mexico (1)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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