Amphicetus Van Beneden 1880 (whale)

Mammalia - Balaenopteroidea

Full reference: P. J. Van Beneden. 1880. Les mysticetes a courts fanons des sables des environs d'anvers. Bulletins de L'Academie Royale des Sciences, des Lettres et des Beaux-Arts de Belgique 1880:11-27

Parent taxon: Balaenopteroidea according to O. Hampe and I. Ritsche 2011

See also Carroll 1988, Kellogg 1928, Lydekker 1887, McKenna and Bell 1997, Palmer 1904, Sepkoski 2002, Simpson 1945, Steeman 2007, Steeman 2010, Trouessart 1898, Trouessart 1904, True 1912, Uhen and Pyenson 2007 and Whitmore and Barnes 2008

Sister taxa: Aglaocetus, Diorocetus, Eschrichtiidae, Isanacetus, Mauicetus, Physalidae, Thinocetus, Tiphyocetus, Uranocetus

Subtaxa: Amphicetus editus Amphicetus later Amphicetus verus

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Ecology: aquatic carnivore-suspension feeder


• Miocene to Pliocene of Belgium (1 collection)

• Miocene of Belgium (3), Germany (1), the Netherlands (2)

Total: 7 collections including 11 occurrences

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