Mammalodon colliveri Pritchard 1939 (whale)

Mammalia - Mysticeti - Mammalodontidae

Full reference: B. G. Pritchard. 1939. On the discovery of a fossil whale in the older Tertiaries of Torquay, Victoria. The Victorian Naturalist 55(9):151-159

Belongs to Mammalodon according to R. E. Fordyce and F. G. Marx 2018

See also Fitzgerald 2004, Fitzgerald 2010, Fordyce 1982, Fordyce 1991, Fordyce and Marx 2016, Geisler et al. 2011, Marx 2011, Marx and Fordyce 2015, Pritchard 1939, Sanders et al. 1982 and Tsai and Kohno 2017

Sister taxon: Mammalodon hakataramea

Type specimen: MUGD 1874, a skull. Its type locality is Ad24. Bird Rock, which is in a Chattian coastal horizon in the Jan Juc Formation of Australia.

Ecology: aquatic carnivore-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Oligocene of Australia (2 collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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