Diorocetus Kellogg 1968 (whale)

Mammalia - Balaenopteroidea

Full reference: R. Kellogg. 1968. A hitherto unrecognized Calvert Cetothere. Bulletin of the United States National Museum 247(6):133-161

Parent taxon: Balaenopteroidea according to F. G. Marx and R. E. Fordyce 2015

See also Berta 2017, Bisconti et al. 2013, Boessenecker and Fordyce 2015, Bouetel and Muizon 2006, Carroll 1988, Geisler et al. 2011, Geisler and Sanders 2003, Gottfried et al. 1994, Hampe and Ritsche 2011, Kellogg 1968, McKenna and Bell 1997, Otsuka and Ota 2008, Sepkoski 2002, Steeman 2007, Uhen et al. 2008, Whitmore 1984, Whitmore and Barnes 2008 and Yoshida et al. 2003

Sister taxa: Aglaocetus, Amphicetus, Balaenopteridae, Eschrichtiidae, Isanacetus, Mauicetus, Pelocetus, Physalidae, Thinocetus, Tiphyocetus, Uranocetus

Subtaxa: Diorocetus chichibuensis Diorocetus hiatus Diorocetus shobarensis

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Ecology: aquatic carnivore-suspension feeder


• Miocene of Germany (1 collection), Japan (3), United States (5: Maryland, Virginia)

Total: 9 collections including 11 occurrences

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