Imerocetus Mchedlidze 1964 (whale)

Mammalia - Mysticeti - Cetotheriidae

Full reference: G. A. Mchedlidze. 1964. Fossil Cetacea of the Caucasus 1-145

Parent taxon: Cetotheriidae according to A. Berta 2017

See also Carroll 1988, Goldin and Startsev 2014, Mchedlidze 1964, McKenna and Bell 1997, Sepkoski 2002 and Whitmore and Barnes 2008

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

Subtaxa: Imerocetus karaganicus

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Ecology: aquatic carnivore-suspension feeder

Distribution: found only at Dzhalaurt village (Miocene of Georgia)

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