Cophocetus Packard and Kellogg 1934 (whale)

Mammalia - Mysticeti - Cetotheriidae

Full reference: E. L. Packard and R. Kellogg. 1934. A new cetothere from the Miocene Astoria Formation of Newport, Oregon. Contributions to Palaeontology Carnegie Institution of Washington 3-62

Parent taxon: Cetotheriidae according to A. Berta 2017

See also Bisconti et al. 2013, Boessenecker and Fordyce 2015, Bouetel and Muizon 2006, Carroll 1988, McKenna and Bell 1997, Packard and Kellogg 1934, Sepkoski 2002, Simpson 1945, Steeman 2007, Uhen et al. 2008 and Whitmore and Barnes 2008

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

Subtaxa: Cophocetus oregonensis

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Ecology: aquatic carnivore-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Miocene of United States (4: California, Oregon collections)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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