†family Mammalodontidae Mitchell 1989 (whale)

Mammalia - Cetacea - Mammalodontidae

Synonym: Janjucetidae Fitzgerald 2006

Full reference: E. D. Mitchell. 1989. A new cetacean from the late Eocene La Meseta Formation, Seymour Island, Antarctic Peninsula. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 46(12):2219-2235

Parent taxon: Mysticeti according to R. E. Fordyce and F. G. Marx 2018

See also Berta 2017, Bianucci et al. 2011, Bianucci and Landini 2007, Boessenecker and Fordyce 2015, Fitzgerald 2004, Fitzgerald 2006, Fitzgerald 2010, Fordyce 2003, Fordyce and Barnes 1994, Fordyce et al. 1995, Fordyce and de Muizon 2001, Fordyce and Marx 2016, Geisler et al. 2011, Geisler and Sanders 2003, Gingerich 2005, Marx and Fordyce 2015, Marx et al. 2016, McKenna and Bell 1997, Mitchell 1989, Rice 1998, Rice 2002, Rice 2009 and Sanders and Barnes 2002

Sister taxa: Aetiocetidae, Aetiocetoidea, Amphitera, Aulocetus calaritanus, Aulocetus lovisati, Balaena cortesii, Borealodon, Burtinopsis, Cetotheriomorphus, Chaeomysticeti, Coronodon, Crenaticeti, Eschrichtioidea, Eschrichtius expansus, Eschrichtius leptocentrus, Eschrichtius pusillus, Horopeta, Llanocetidae, Maiabalaena, Mauicetus brevicollis, Mesoteras, Mesoteras kerrianus, Metasqualodon, Mioceta, Mystacodontidae, Pachycetus, Probalaena, Pterobalaenidae, Rhegnopsis, Siphonocetus, Squalodon serratus, Taikicetus, Toipahautea, Tretulias, Tretulias buccatus, Ulias

Subtaxa: Janjucetus Mammalodon

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Ecology: aquatic carnivore-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Waitakian of New Zealand (1 collection)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Australia (1)

• Oligocene of Australia (7), Malta (1), New Zealand (1)

Total: 11 collections including 13 occurrences

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