Squalodon calvertensis Kellogg 1923 (toothed whale)

Mammalia - Odontoceti - Squalodontidae

Full reference: R. Kellogg. 1923. Description of two squalodonts recently discovered in the Calvert Cliffs, Maryland; and notes on the shark-toothed cetaceans. Proceedings of the U. S. National Museum 62(16):1-69

Belongs to Squalodon according to Y. Tanaka and R. E. Fordyce 2014

See also Dooley 2003, Geisler et al. 2011, Gottfried et al. 1994, Hay 1930, Kellogg 1923, Uhen et al. 2008, Whitmore 1984 and Whitmore and Kaltenbach 2008

Sister taxa: Phoca pedronii, Priscodelphinus validus, Squalodon antverpiensis, Squalodon atlanticus, Squalodon barbarus, Squalodon bariensis, Squalodon bellunensis, Squalodon bordae, Squalodon catulli, Squalodon dalpiazi, Squalodon grateloupii, Squalodon hypsispondylus, Squalodon imperator, Squalodon linzianus, Squalodon melitensis, Squalodon meyeri, Squalodon mirabilis, Squalodon molassicus, Squalodon peregrinus, Squalodon protervus, Squalodon quaternarium, Squalodon rugidens, Squalodon servatus, Squalodon tiedemani, Squalodon vocontiorum, Squalodon whitmorei, Rhytisodon tuberculatus, Trirhizodon suessii, Trirhizodon gervaisii

Type specimen: USNM 10484, a partial skeleton. Its type locality is Chesapeake Beach, south of, Zones 3-6, which is in a Burdigalian offshore siltstone in the Calvert Formation of Maryland.

Ecology: aquatic carnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of United States (6: Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia collections)

Total: 6 collections each including a single occurrence

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