Piscocetus Pilleri and Pilleri 1989 (whale)

Mammalia - Mysticeti

Full reference: G. Pilleri and O. Pilleri. 1989. Bartenwale aus der Pisco-Formation Perus. Beitrage zur Palaontologie der cetaceen Perus 11-38

Parent taxon: Chaeomysticeti according to A. Berta 2017

See also McKenna and Bell 1997 and Pilleri and Pilleri 1989

Sister taxa: Balaenidae, Balaenomorpha, Cetotheriidae, Cetotheriopsidae, Cetotheriopsis, Cetotherium incertum, Cetotherium klinderi, Cetotherium pusillum, Eomysticetidae, Eomysticetoidea, Halicetus, Megapteropsis, Plicogulae, Sitsqwayk, Thalassotherii, Tlaxcallicetus, Whakakai

Subtaxa: Piscocetus sacaco

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Type: Piscocetus sacaco

Ecology: aquatic carnivore-suspension feeder

Distribution: found only at Sacaco (SAO horizon) (Miocene of Peru)

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