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Cophocetus Packard and Kellogg 1934 (whale)

Osteichthyes - Mysticeti

PaleoDB taxon number: 36697

Full reference: E. L. Packard and R. Kellogg. 1934. A new cetothere from the Miocene Astoria Formation of Newport, Oregon. Contributions to Palaeontology Carnegie Institution of Washington 3-62

Parent taxon: Thalassotherii according to M. Bisconti et al. 2013

Sister taxa: Aglaocetidae, Balaenopteroidea, Diorocetidae, Isocetus, Pelocetidae

Subtaxa: Cophocetus oregonensis

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Ecology: aquatic carnivore-suspension feeder