Metasqualodon Hall 1911 (whale)

Mammalia - Mysticeti

Full reference: T. S. Hall. 1911. On the systematic position of the species of Squalodon and Zeuglodon described from Australia and New Zealand. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria 23(2):257-265

Parent taxon: Mysticeti according to J. H. Geisler et al. 2017

See also Benton 1993, Carroll 1988, Fitzgerald 2004, Fordyce and de Muizon 2001, Hall 1911, Kellogg 1928, McKenna and Bell 1997, Okazaki 1982, Okazaki 1987, Sepkoski 2002 and Simpson 1945

Sister taxa: Aetiocetidae, Aetiocetoidea, Amphitera, Aulocetus calaritanus, Aulocetus lovisati, Balaena cortesii, Borealodon, Burtinopsis, Cetotheriomorphus, Chaeomysticeti, Coronodon, Crenaticeti, Eschrichtioidea, Eschrichtius expansus, Eschrichtius leptocentrus, Eschrichtius pusillus, Horopeta, Llanocetidae, Maiabalaena, Mammalodontidae, Mauicetus brevicollis, Mesoteras, Mesoteras kerrianus, Mioceta, Mystacodontidae, Pachycetus, Probalaena, Pterobalaenidae, Rhegnopsis, Siphonocetus, Squalodon serratus, Taikicetus, Toipahautea, Tretulias, Tretulias buccatus, Ulias

Subtaxa: Metasqualodon symmetricus

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Ecology: aquatic carnivore-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Oligocene of Japan (4 collections)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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