†family Squalodontidae Brandt 1873 (toothed whale)

Mammalia - Odontoceti - Squalodontidae

Synonym: Mesoceti Dames 1894

Full reference: J. F. Brandt. 1873. Untersuchungen über die fossilen und subfossilen cetaceen Europa's. Mémoires de L'Académie Impériale des Sciences de Saint-Petersbourg, Series 7 20(1):1-372

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

See also Abel 1905, Abel 1914, Abel 1919, Aguirre-Fernández and Fordyce 2014, Ameghino 1894, Barnes 2006, Barnes et al. 1985, Barnes and Reynolds 2009, Benham 1935, Benton 1993, Berta 2017, Bianucci et al. 2011, Bianucci and Landini 2007, Cahuzac et al. 2005, Carone and Marra 2014, Carroll 1988, Case 1904, Cope 1889, Cope 1890, Dal Piaz 1929, Dubrovo and Sanders 2000, Flores 1895, Fordyce and Barnes 1994, Fordyce et al. 1995, Fordyce and de Muizon 2001, Geisler et al. 2011, Geisler and Sanders 2003, Gingerich 2005, Ginsburg and Janvier 1971, Godfrey et al. 2006, Hay 1902, Hay 1930, Kellogg 1928, Keyes 1973, Lydekker 1887, McKenna and Bell 1997, Miller 1923, Muizon 1984, Muizon 1991, Muizon 1994, Newton 1891, Paquier 1894, Pilleri 1985, Pilleri 1987, Rhoads 1903, Rice 1998, Rice 2002, Rice 2009, Rothausen 1961, Rothausen 1968, Sach and Heizmann 2001, Simpson 1945, Slijper 1936, Trouessart 1898, Trouessart 1904, True 1908, Uhen et al. 2008, Van Deinse 1931, Vidal 1991, Whitmore 1984, Whitmore and Kaltenbach 2008, Whitmore and Sanders 1977, Zittel 1894 and Zittel 1925

Sister taxa: Allodelphinidae, Aondelphis, Awamokoa, Dalpiazinidae, Platanistidae, Prosqualodontidae, Squalodelphinidae, Urkudelphis, Waipatiidae

Subtaxa: Austrosqualodon Eosqualodon Pachyodon Phoberodon Portheodon Squalodon Squalodon andrewi Squalodontinae Tangaroasaurus Zeuglodon vredense

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Ecology: aquatic carnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene to Pliocene of Chile (1 collection)

• Miocene to Pleistocene of United States (1: Massachusetts)

• Neogene of France (1)

• Miocene of Argentina (2), Australia (2), Austria (1), Belgium (4), Costa Rica (1), France (8), Germany (6), Greece (1), Italy (12), Japan (1), Malta (2), the Netherlands (1), New Zealand (1), Slovakia (1), Switzerland (3), the United Kingdom (1), United States (23: California, Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia), Venezuela (1)

• Waitakian of New Zealand (3)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Malta (1), New Zealand (1)

• Oligocene of Australia (1), Austria (1), Azerbaijan (1), Germany (3), Italy (1), Japan (5), Mexico (3), New Zealand (4), United States (4: California, South Carolina)

Total: 102 collections including 130 occurrences

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