Saurocetes Burmeister 1871 (toothed whale)

Mammalia - Odontoceti - Iniidae

Synonyms: Pontoplanodes Ameghino 1891, Saurodelphis Burmeister 1891

Full reference: G. Burmeister. 1871. On Saurocetes argentinus a new type of Zeuglodontidae. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (6)51-55

Parent taxon: Iniidae according to A. Berta 2017

See also Abel 1901, Abel 1919, Ameghino 1889, Ameghino 1891, Ameghino 1891, Ameghino 1894, Burmeister 1891, Carroll 1988, Cozzuol 1985, Cozzuol 1988, Cozzuol 1996, Cozzuol 2010, de Muizon 1988, Fordyce and de Muizon 2001, Geisler et al. 2012, Hamilton et al. 2001, Kellogg 1928, McKenna and Bell 1997, Palmer 1904, Pilleri and Gihr 1979, Rovereto 1915, Simpson 1945, Trouessart 1898, Trouessart 1904 and Zittel 1925

Sister taxa: Goniodelphis, Inia, Iniinae, Ischyrorhynchus, Isthminia, Kwanzacetus, Meherrinia, Plicodontinia mourai, Pontoplanodidae

Subtaxa: Saurocetes argentinus Saurocetes gigas

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Ecology: aquatic carnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Argentina (2 collections), Brazil (1), Uruguay (1), Venezuela (1)

Total: 5 collections including 7 occurrences

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