Mesocetus longirostris Van Beneden 1880 (whale)

Mammalia - Mysticeti - Tranatocetidae

Alternative combination: Plesiocetus longirostris

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

Belongs to Mesocetus according to P. Gol'din and M. E. Steeman 2015

See also Abel 1938, Bisconti 2007, Steeman 2010, Trouessart 1898, Trouessart 1904, Uhen et al. 2008, Van Beneden 1880 and Van Deinse 1931

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

Type specimen: syntype IRScNB CtM 548 a-b/Reg 1539, a partial skull. Its type locality is Borgerhout, Miocene, which is in a Tortonian/Messinian marine sandstone in the Sables d'Anvers Formation of Belgium.

Ecology: aquatic carnivore-suspension feeder


• Miocene to Pleistocene of the Netherlands (1 collection)

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

Total: 4 collections including 5 occurrences

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