Mesocetus Van Beneden 1880 (whale)

Mammalia - Cetacea - Tranatocetidae

Full reference: P. J. Van Beneden. 1880. Les mysticetes a courts fanons des sables des environs d'anvers. Bulletins de L'Academie Royale des Sciences, des Lettres et des Beaux-Arts de Belgique 1880:11-27

Parent taxon: Tranatocetidae according to F. G. Marx et al. 2016

See also Berta 2017, Bouetel and Muizon 2006, Carroll 1988, Gol'din and Steeman 2015, Gorjanovic-Kramberger 1892, Gottfried et al. 1994, Hay 1902, Hay 1930, Kellogg 1928, Kellogg 1944, McKenna and Bell 1997, Palmer 1904, Paunovic 1993, Pia 1937, Pilleri 1987, Sepkoski 2002, Sherman 1952, Simpson 1945, Steeman 2010, Trouessart 1898, Trouessart 1904, True 1912, Uhen et al. 2008, Whitmore and Barnes 2008 and Zittel 1925

Sister taxa: Aulocetus latus, Cetotherium vandelli, Mixocetus, Plesiocetopsis

Subtaxa: Mesocetus agrami Mesocetus aquitanicus Mesocetus hungaricus Mesocetus longirostris Mesocetus pinguis Mesocetus siphunculus

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Type: Mesocetus longirostris

Ecology: aquatic carnivore-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Pliocene of Italy (1 collection)

• Miocene to Pleistocene of the Netherlands (1)

• Neogene of France (1)

• Miocene of Austria (2), Belgium (1), Bosnia and Herzegovina (4), Croatia (1), France (1), the Netherlands (2), Slovakia (2), United States (10: Maryland, Virginia)

Total: 26 collections including 30 occurrences

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