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Microcetus sharkovi Dubrovo and Sharkov 1971 (toothed whale)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla

PaleoDB taxon number: 53137

Full reference: I. A. Dubrovo and A. A. Sharkov. 1971. Kit iz verkhnego oligotsena Mangyshlaka (Whale from the upper Oligocene of Mangyshlak). Doklady Akademii Nauk SSR, Moscow 198(6):140-143

Belongs to Microcetus according to Y. Tanaka and R. E. Fordyce 2015

Sister taxon: Microcetus ambiguus

Type specimen: Its type locality is Karagiya, which is in a Chattian marine phosphorite/siltstone in the Karaginskaya Formation of Kazakhstan

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore