Heterocetus Capellini 1877 (whale)

Mammalia - Cetacea - Cetotheriidae

Alternative spelling: Cetotherium (Heterocetus)

Full reference: G. Capellini. 1877. Balenottere fossili e Pachyacanthus dell'Italia Meridionale. Atti della R. Accademia dei Lincei, Memorie della Base di Scienze fisiche, mathematiche e naturali. 3:611-630

Parent taxon: Cetotheriidae according to A. Lanzetti 2014

See also Carone and Marra 2014, Carroll 1988, Flores 1895, Hampe and Ritsche 2011, Kellogg 1928, Kellogg 1931, Kimura and Ozawa 2002, Lydekker 1887, McKenna and Bell 1997, Newton 1891, Sepkoski 2002, Simpson 1945, Steeman 2010, Trouessart 1898, Trouessart 1904, True 1912, Uhen and Pyenson 2007, Whitmore and Barnes 2008 and Zittel 1925

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

Subtaxa: Heterocetus brevifrons Heterocetus guiscardii Heterocetus major Heterocetus scriptus Heterocetus sprangii

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Ecology: aquatic carnivore-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of the United Kingdom (1 collection)

• Pliocene of Belgium (1), Italy (2)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Belgium (1)

• Miocene of Belgium (2), Germany (1), the Netherlands (3)

Total: 11 collections including 14 occurrences

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