Janjucetus Fitzgerald 2006 (whale)

Mammalia - Mysticeti - Mammalodontidae

Full reference: E. M. G. Fitzgerald. 2006. A bizarre new toothed mysticete (Cetacea) from Australia and the early evolution of baleen whales. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 1-9

Parent taxon: Mammalodontidae according to R. E. Fordyce and F. G. Marx 2018

See also Berta 2017, Boessenecker and Fordyce 2015, Fitzgerald 2006, Fitzgerald 2010, Fordyce and Marx 2016, Geisler et al. 2011, Marx and Fordyce 2015 and Marx et al. 2016

Sister taxon: Mammalodon

Subtaxa: Janjucetus hunderi

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Ecology: aquatic carnivore-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Oligocene of Australia (2 collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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