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Metopocetus Cope 1896 (whale)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla - Cetotheriidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 36766

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1896. Sixth contribution to the knowledge of the marine Miocene fauna of North America. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Soceity 35(150):139-146

Parent taxon: Cetotheriidae according to F. G. Marx et al. 2016

Sister taxa: Cephalotropis, Cetotheriinae, Ciuciulea, Cophocetus, Eucetotherium, Herentalia, Herpetocetinae, Heterocetus, Hibacetus, Imerocetus, Joumocetus, Neobalaeninae, Palaeobalaena, Piscobalaena, Titanocetus, Tiucetus, Tranatocetus, Vampalus

Subtaxa: Metopocetus durinasus, Metopocetus hunteri

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Type: Metopocetus durinasus

Ecology: scansorial insectivore