Mammalodon Pritchard 1939 (whale)

Mammalia - Cetacea - Mammalodontidae

Full reference: B. G. Pritchard. 1939. On the discovery of a fossil whale in the older Tertiaries of Torquay, Victoria. The Victorian Naturalist 55(9):151-159

Parent taxon: Mammalodontidae according to R. E. Fordyce and F. G. Marx 2018

See also Berta 2017, Boessenecker and Fordyce 2015, Fitzgerald 2004, Fitzgerald 2010, Fordyce 1982, Fordyce and de Muizon 2001, Fordyce and Marx 2016, Geisler et al. 2011, Geisler and Sanders 2003, Marx and Fordyce 2015, Marx et al. 2016, Sepkoski 2002, Steeman 2007 and Tsai and Kohno 2017

Sister taxon: Janjucetus

Subtaxa: Mammalodon colliveri Mammalodon hakataramea

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Ecology: aquatic carnivore-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Waitakian of New Zealand (1 collection)

• Oligocene of Australia (3), New Zealand (1)

Total: 5 collections including 6 occurrences

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