Notocetus vanbenedeni Moreno 1892 (toothed whale)

Mammalia - Odontoceti - Squalodelphinidae

Alternative combination: Diochotichus vanbenedeni

Synonyms: Argyrodelphis benedeni Lydekker 1894 [objective synonym], Diochotichus benedeni Lydekker 1894 [objective synonym]

Full reference: F. P. Moreno. 1892. Lijeros apuntes sobre dos generos de cetaceos fosiles de la Republica Argentina. Revista del Museo de La Plata 3:393-400

Belongs to Notocetus according to G. Bianucci et al. 2015

See also Ameghino 1894, Ameghino 1901, Geisler et al. 2011, Kellogg 1923, Lydekker 1894, Moreno 1892, Muizon 1987, Trouessart 1904 and Uhen et al. 2008

Sister taxa: none

Type specimens:

  • Notocetus vanbenedeni: MLP 5-5, a skull. Its type locality is Puerto Madryn, which is in a Burdigalian marginal marine siltstone/sandstone in the Gaiman Formation of Argentina.
  • Argyrodelphis benedeni: MLP 5-5.

Ecology: aquatic carnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Argentina (3 collections), Peru (2)

Total: 5 collections each including a single occurrence

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