Halicetus 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

Parent taxon: Chaeomysticeti according to A. Berta 2017

See also Gottfried et al. 1994, Kellogg 1969, McKenna and Bell 1997, Steeman 2007, Uhen et al. 2008, Whitmore 1984 and Whitmore and Barnes 2008

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

Subtaxa: Halicetus ignotus

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Ecology: aquatic carnivore-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Miocene of United States (2: Maryland, Virginia collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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