Mesocetus siphunculus Cope 1895 (whale)

Mammalia - Cetacea - Tranatocetidae

Alternative combination: Isocetus siphunculus

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 Mesocetus according to M. D. Uhen et al. 2008

See also Abel 1938, Cope 1895, Gottfried et al. 1994, Hay 1930, Kellogg 1968, Trouessart 1898, Trouessart 1904 and Whitmore 1984

Sister taxa: Mesocetus agrami, Mesocetus aquitanicus, Mesocetus hungaricus, Mesocetus longirostris, Mesocetus pinguis

Type specimen: AMNH 22665, a mandible. Its type locality is Pamunkey River, near Hanover, which is in a Burdigalian estuary/bay marl in the Calvert Formation of Virginia.

Ecology: aquatic carnivore-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Miocene of United States (8: Maryland, Virginia collections)

Total: 8 collections each including a single occurrence

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