Hoplocetus borgerhoutensis Du Bus 1872 (toothed whale)

Mammalia - Cetacea

Full reference: B. Du Bus. 1872. Mammiferes nouveaux du crag d'Anvers. Bulletins de L'Academie Royale des Sciences, des Letteres et des Beaux-Arts 34:491-509

Belongs to Hoplocetus according to O. Hampe 2006

See also Abel 1905, Du Bus 1872, Lydekker 1887, Newton 1891, Trouessart 1898, Trouessart 1904, Van Beneden and Gervais 1880 and Vanden Broeck 1874

Sister taxa: Hoplocetus crassidens, Hoplocetus curvidens, Hoplocetus obesus, Hoplocetus ritzi

Type specimen: 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


• Quaternary of the United Kingdom (1 collection)

• Miocene of Belgium (1)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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