Saurocetes argentinus Burmeister 1871 (toothed whale)

Mammalia - Odontoceti - Iniidae

Alternative combinations: Pontoplanodes argentinus, Saurodelphis argentinus

Synonyms: Pontoplanodes obliquus Ameghino 1891, Saurocetes obliquus Ameghino 1891, Saurodelphis acutirostratus Rovereto 1915, Saurodelphis obliquus Ameghino 1891

Belongs to Saurocetes according to J. H. Geisler et al. 2012

See also Abel 1901, Ameghino 1889, Ameghino 1891, Burmeister 1871, Burmeister 1891, Burmeister 1891, Cozzuol 1985, Cozzuol 1996, Cozzuol 2010, Doering 1882, Gervais and Ameghino 1880, Pilleri and Gihr 1979, Trouessart 1898 and Trouessart 1904

Sister taxon: Saurocetes gigas

Type specimens:

  • Saurocetes argentinus: Its type locality is Rio Parana, which is in a Tortonian marginal marine horizon in the Entre Rios Formation of Argentina
  • Pontoplanodes obliquus:
  • Saurocetes obliquus: Its type locality is Rio Parana, which is in a Tortonian marginal marine horizon in the Entre Rios Formation of Argentina.
  • Saurodelphis acutirostratus: Its type locality is Rio Parana, which is in a Tortonian marginal marine horizon in the Entre Rios Formation of Argentina.

Ecology: aquatic carnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Argentina (1 collection), Uruguay (1)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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