Scaldicetus caretti Du Bus 1867 (toothed whale)

Mammalia - Odontoceti

Alternative combination: Scaldicetus careti

Synonyms: Dinoziphius raemdonckii Van Beneden and Gervais 1868, Dinoziphius ramdoncki Van Beneden and Gervais 1868, Dinoziphius roemdorkii Van Beneden and Gervais 1868, Eucetus amblyodon Du Bus 1867, Homaeocetus villersii Du Bus 1867, Homocetus villersi Du Bus 1867, Palaeodelphis arcuatus Du Bus 1872, Palaeodelphis fusiformis Du Bus 1872, Palaeodelphis pachyodon Du Bus 1872, Palaeodelphis zonatus Du Bus 1872, Physodon arcuatus Du Bus 1872, Physodon fusiformis Du Bus 1872, Physodon pachyodon Du Bus 1872, Physodon zonatus Du Bus 1872

Full reference: B. Du Bus. 1867. Sur quelques mammiferes du crag d'Anvers. Bulletins de L'Academie Royale des Sciences, des Lettres et des Beaux-Arts 24:562-577

Belongs to Scaldicetus according to M. D. Uhen et al. 2008

See also Abel 1905, Du Bus 1867, Du Bus 1872, Hampe 2006, Ichishima 2005, Kazár 2002, Leidy 1877, Lydekker 1887, Lydekker 1887, Newton 1891, Trouessart 1898, Trouessart 1904, Van Beneden and Gervais 1868, Van Beneden and Gervais 1880, Van Deinse 1931, Van Deinse 1935 and Vanden Broeck 1874

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

Type specimens:

  • Scaldicetus caretti: Its type locality is Borgerhout, Miocene, which is in a Tortonian/Messinian marine sandstone in the Sables d'Anvers Formation of Belgium
  • Dinoziphius roemdorkii:
  • Eucetus amblyodon: Its type locality is Anvers, which is in a Miocene/Pliocene marine horizon in Belgium.
  • Homaeocetus villersii: Its type locality is Wilrijk, which is in a Miocene marine sandstone in the Sables d'Anvers Formation of Belgium.
  • Palaeodelphis arcuatus: Its type locality is Anvers, which is in a Miocene/Pliocene marine horizon in Belgium.
  • Palaeodelphis fusiformis: Its type locality is Anvers, which is in a Miocene/Pliocene marine horizon in Belgium.
  • Palaeodelphis pachyodon: Its type locality is Anvers, which is in a Miocene/Pliocene marine horizon in Belgium.
  • Palaeodelphis zonatus: Its type locality is Anvers, which is in a Miocene/Pliocene marine horizon in Belgium.

Ecology: aquatic carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of the Netherlands (1 collection)

• Miocene to Pleistocene of the Netherlands (1)

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

Total: 6 collections each including a single occurrence

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