Phocageneus venustus Leidy 1869 (toothed whale)

Mammalia - Cetacea - Squalodelphinidae

Alternative combination: Delphinodon venustus

Full reference: J. Leidy. 1869. The extinct mammalian fauna of Dakota and Nebraska, including an account of some allied forms from other localities, together with a synopsis of the mammalian remains of North America. Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia 2:1-472

Belongs to Phocageneus according to Y. Tanaka and R. E. Fordyce 2014

See also Gottfried et al. 1994, Hay 1902, Hay 1930, Lambert et al. 2014, Leidy 1869, Trouessart 1898, Trouessart 1904, Uhen et al. 2008 and Whitmore and Kaltenbach 2008

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: ANSP 11227, a tooth. Its type locality is Third and Fourth Streets, which is in a Langhian coastal sandstone in the Calvert Formation of Virginia.

Ecology: aquatic carnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of United States (4: Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia collections)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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