†family Protocetidae Stromer 1908 (whale)

Mammalia - Protocetidae

Full reference: E. Stromer. 1908. Die Archaeoceti des Agyptischen Eozans. Beitrage zur Paleotologie un Geologie Osterreich-Ungarns un des Orients 21:108-177

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

See also Abel 1914, Bajpai and Thewissen 2014, Barnes et al. 1985, Benton 1993, Berta 2017, Bianucci and Gingerich 2011, Bianucci and Landini 2007, Carroll 1988, Fitzgerald 2010, Fordyce 2003, Fordyce and Barnes 1994, Fordyce et al. 1995, Fordyce and de Muizon 2001, Gao and Ni 2015, Geisler and Sanders 2003, Gingerich 2005, Gingerich 2012, Gingerich et al. 2009, Gingerich and Cappetta 2014, Gingerich and Zouhri 2015, Godfrey et al. 2013, Hautier et al. 2014, Kellogg 1928, Kellogg 1936, Kumar and Sahni 1985, McKenna and Bell 1997, McLeod and Barnes 2008, Miller 1923, Rice 1998, Rice 2002, Rice 2009, Simpson 1945, Slijper 1936, Stromer 1908, Thewissen et al. 2001, Uhen 2001, Uhen 2008, Uhen 2010, Uhen 2014 and Uhen et al. 2011

Sister taxa: Ambulocetidae, Anarnak, Archaeoceti, Archaeocetus, Balaenodontae, Balaenoidorum, Berardiopsis, Berardiopsis pliocaenus, Cetotheriomorphus dubius, Cetotherium priscum, Cetotolites, Globicephalus eocaenus, Loncodelphis, Manatus giganteus, Mystacoceta, Nanisocetus, Neoballaenidae, Otaria leclercii, Oxypterus, Pakicetidae, Palaeocetus, Pelagiceti, Pristinocetus, Proteroceta, Protocetoidea, Remingtonocetidae, Remingtonocetoidea, Rhynchoceti, Tretosphrys, Zeugloceta, Ziphius blasii

Subtaxa: Aegyptocetus Artiocetus Babiacetus Carolinacetus Crenatocetus Dhedacetus Eocetus Gaviacetus Georgiacetinae Georgiacetus Indocetinae Indocetus Kharodacetus Maiacetus Makaracetinae Makaracetus Natchitochia Pappocetinae Pappocetus Pontobasileus Protocetinae Protocetus Qaisracetus Rodhocetus Takracetus Togocetus

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Ecology: aquatic carnivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of Egypt (7 collections), India (3), Jordan (1), Nigeria (2), Pakistan (9), Senegal (1), Togo (1), Tunisia (1), United States (13: Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia), Western Sahara (1)

Total: 39 collections including 52 occurrences

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