Aglaocetus patulus Kellogg 1968 (whale)

Mammalia - Balaenopteroidea

Full reference: R. Kellogg. 1968. A sharp-nosed cetothere from the Miocene Calvert. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 247(7):163-173

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

See also Bisconti et al. 2013, Bouetel and Muizon 2006, Gottfried et al. 1994, Hastings and Dooley 2017, Kellogg 1968, Marx 2011, Steeman 2010 and Uhen et al. 2008

Sister taxa: Aglaocetus burtinii, Aglaocetus latifrons, Aglaocetus longifrons, Aglaocetus moreni, Aglaocetus rotundus

Type specimen: USNM 23690, a skull. Its type locality is Stratford Bluffs, Zone 14-16, which is in a Langhian offshore claystone in the Calvert Formation of Virginia.

Ecology: aquatic carnivore-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Miocene of United States (5: Maryland, Virginia collections)

Total: 5 collections each including a single occurrence

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