Thinocetus arthritus Kellogg 1969 (whale)

Mammalia - Cetacea

Full reference: R. Kellogg. 1969. Cetothere skeletons from the Miocene Choptank Formation of Maryland and Virginia. Bulletin - U.S. National Museum 294:1-40

Belongs to Thinocetus according to F. G. Marx and R. E. Fordyce 2015

See also Gottfried et al. 1994, Kellogg 1969 and Uhen et al. 2008

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: USNM 23794, a partial skeleton. Its type locality is Mud Cliffs, East of, which is in a Serravallian offshore shelf siltstone in the Choptank Formation of Virginia.

Ecology: aquatic carnivore-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Miocene of United States (3: Maryland, Virginia collections)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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