Hoplocetus Gervais 1852 (toothed whale)

Mammalia - Odontoceti

Alternative spelling: Haplocetus

Full reference: P. Gervais. 1852. Zoologie et Paléontologie Françaises (Animaux Vertébrés) ou Nouvelles Recherches sur les Animaux Vivants et Fossiles de la France [French Zoology and Paleontology (Vertebrate Animals) or New Research on the Living and Fossil Animals of France] 1–3:1-274+

Parent taxon: Physeteroidea according to D. Ormezzano and A. Lanzetti 2014

See also Abel 1905, Brandt 1873, Bronn 1853, Carroll 1988, Cope 1890, Deperet 1887, Depéret 1893, Fordyce and de Muizon 2001, Gervais 1852, Hampe 2006, Hay 1902, Hay 1930, Kazár 2002, Kellogg 1928, Kellogg 1944, Lydekker 1887, McKenna and Bell 1997, Newton 1891, Palmer 1904, Paquier 1894, Pictet 1853, Sepkoski 2002, Sherman 1952, Simpson 1945, Toscano et al. 2013, Trouessart 1898, Trouessart 1904, Van Beneden and Gervais 1880 and Zittel 1925

Sister taxa: Acrophyseter, Albicetus, Aulophyseter rionegrensis, Brygmophyseter, Eudelphis, Ferecetotherium, Kogiidae, Livyatan, Physeterida, Physeteridae, Preaulophyseter, Scaldicetus, Zygophyseter

Subtaxa: Hoplocetus borgerhoutensis Hoplocetus crassidens Hoplocetus curvidens Hoplocetus obesus Hoplocetus ritzi

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Type: Hoplocetus crassidens

Ecology: aquatic carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of the United Kingdom (1 collection), United States (1: South Carolina)

• Pliocene of Belgium (1), France (1)

• Miocene of Belgium (1), France (1), Germany (2), Malta (1)

Total: 9 collections including 11 occurrences

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