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Cetotherium pusillum Nordmann 1860 (whale)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla

PaleoDB taxon number: 105170

Full reference: A. Nordmann. 1860. Palaentologie Sudresslands 1-360

Belongs to Chaeomysticeti according to P. Goldin and D. Startsev 2017

Sister taxa: Balaenidae, Balaenomorpha, Cetotheriidae, Cetotheriopsidae, Cetotheriopsis, Cetotherium incertum, Cetotherium klinderi, Eomysticetidae, Eomysticetoidea, Halicetus, Megapteropsis, Piscocetus, Plicogulae, Sitsqwayk, Thalassotherii, Tlaxcallicetus, Whakakai

Type specimen: HMZ P23537, a set of vertebrae. Its type locality is Chisinau, which is in a Sarmatian marine horizon in Moldova.

Ecology: aquatic carnivore-suspension feeder