Cetotherium crassangulum Cope 1895 (whale)

Mammalia - Cetacea - Cetotheriidae

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1895. Fourth contribution to the marine fauna of the Miocene Period of the United States. Proceedings of the American Philosphical Society 34:135-155

Belongs to Cetotherium according to C. Muizon 1988

See also Cope 1895, Cope 1896, Hay 1902, Hay 1930, Tarasenko and Lopatin 2012 and Trouessart 1898

Sister taxa: Cetotherium capellinii, Cetotherium furlongi, Cetotherium megalophysum, Cetotherium parvum, Cetotherium polyporum, Cetotherium rathkii, Cetotherium riabinini

Type specimen: USNM 8517, a skull. Its type locality is City Point, which is in a Pliocene shallow subtidal horizon in the Yorktown Formation of Virginia.

Ecology: aquatic carnivore-suspension feeder

Distribution: found only at City Point

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