Saurocetes gigas Cozzuol 1988 (toothed whale)

Mammalia - Odontoceti - Iniidae

Alternative combination: Saurodelphis gigas

Full reference: M. Cozzuol. 1988. Una nueva especie de Saurodelphis Burmeister, 1891 (Cetacea: Iniidae) del "Mesopotamiense" (Mioceno Tardio-Plioceno Temprano) de la Provincia de Entre Rios, Argentina. Ameghiniana 25(1):39-45

Belongs to Saurocetes according to J. H. Geisler et al. 2012

See also Cozzuol 1988, Cozzuol 1996 and Cozzuol 2010

Sister taxon: Saurocetes argentinus

Type specimen: MER. AS. 817. Its type locality is Parana, Pueblo Brugo to Diamante, Ituzaingo Fm., which is in a Huayquerian marine sandstone/mudstone in the Ituzaingo Formation of Argentina.

Ecology: aquatic carnivore

Distribution: found only at Parana, Pueblo Brugo to Diamante, Ituzaingo Fm.

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