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Notocetus vanbenedeni Moreno 1892 (toothed whale)

Osteichthyes - Odontoceti - Squalodelphinidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 63993

Alternative combination: Diochotichus vanbenedeni

Synonyms: Argyrodelphis benedeni Lydekker 1894 [objective synonym] (no. 64000), Diochotichus benedeni Lydekker 1894 [objective synonym] (no. 123432)

Full reference: F. P. Moreno. 1892. Lijeros apuntes sobre dos generos de cetaceos fosiles de la Republica Argentina. Revista del Museo de La Plata 3:393-400

Belongs to Notocetus according to G. Bianucci et al. 2015

Sister taxa: none

Type specimens:

  • Notocetus vanbenedeni: MLP 5-5, a skull. Its type locality is Puerto Madryn, which is in an Aquitanian marginal marine siltstone/sandstone in the Monte Leon Formation of Argentina.
  • Argyrodelphis benedeni: MLP 5-5.

Ecology: aquatic carnivore

Average measurements (in mm): skull 607.4 x 240.7