Scaldicetus grandis Du Bus 1872

Mammalia - Odontoceti

Alternative combinations: Palaeodelphis grandis, Physodon grandis

Synonyms: Palaeodelphis annulatus Du Bus 1872, Palaeodelphis coronatus Du Bus 1872, Palaeodelphis minutus Du Bus 1872, Physodon annulatus Du Bus 1872, Physodon coronatus Du Bus 1872, Physodon lorteti Deperet 1887, Physodon minutus Du Bus 1872

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 Scaldicetus according to O. Hampe 2006

See also Abel 1905, Bianucci 1996, Deperet 1887, Du Bus 1872, Joleaud 1906, Kazár 2002, Kellogg 1922, Lydekker 1887, Newton 1891, Paquier 1894, Pilleri 1987, Trouessart 1898, Trouessart 1904, Van Beneden and Gervais 1880 and Vanden Broeck 1874

Sister taxa: Scaldicetus antwerpiensis, Scaldicetus bellunensis, Scaldicetus caretti, Scaldicetus crispus, Scaldicetus degiorgii, Scaldicetus inflatus, Scaldicetus macgeei, Scaldicetus minor, Scaldicetus perpinguis

Type specimens:

  • Scaldicetus grandis: Its type locality is Anvers, which is in a Miocene/Pliocene marine horizon in Belgium
  • Palaeodelphis annulatus: Its type locality is Anvers, which is in a Miocene/Pliocene marine horizon in Belgium.
  • Palaeodelphis coronatus: Its type locality is Anvers, which is in a Miocene/Pliocene marine horizon in Belgium.
  • Palaeodelphis minutus: Its type locality is Anvers, which is in a Miocene/Pliocene marine horizon in Belgium.
  • Physodon lorteti: Its type locality is Chateauneuf-d'Isere, which is in a Miocene marine horizon in France.

Distribution:

• Quaternary of the United Kingdom (1 collection)

• Pliocene of United States (2: California)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Belgium (1)

• Miocene of Germany (1), Italy (3), the Netherlands (5), Spain (1), United States (1: California)

Total: 15 collections each including a single occurrence

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