Metopocetus Cope 1896 (whale)

Mammalia - Mysticeti - Cetotheriidae

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1896. Sixth contribution to the knowledge of the marine Miocene fauna of North America. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Soceity 35(150):139-146

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

See also Berta 2017, Bisconti 2008, Bisconti 2014, Bisconti et al. 2013, Bouetel 2005, Bouetel and Muizon 2006, Carroll 1988, Case 1904, Gol'din 2018, Gol'din and Steeman 2015, Goldin and Startsev 2014, Goldin et al. 2014, Hay 1902, Hay 1930, Kellogg 1928, Marx et al. 2016, Marx and Fordyce 2015, McKenna and Bell 1997, Palmer 1904, Sepkoski 2002, Simpson 1945, Steeman 2007, Trouessart 1898, Trouessart 1904, True 1912, Uhen et al. 2008 and Whitmore and Barnes 2008

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

Subtaxa: Metopocetus durinasus Metopocetus hunteri

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Type: Metopocetus durinasus

Ecology: aquatic carnivore-suspension feeder


• Miocene of the Netherlands (1 collection), United States (2: Virginia)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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