ammonites
banner
Gateway to the Paleobiology Database
Hesperocetus californicus True 1912 (toothed whale)

Osteichthyes - Odontoceti

PaleoDB taxon number: 64672

Full reference: F. W. True. 1912. A fossil toothed cetacean from California representing a new genus and species. Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collection 60(11):1-7

Belongs to Hesperocetus according to J. H. Geisler et al. 2012

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: UMMP 1352. Its type locality is Rodeo NR, which is in a Clarendonian marine horizon in the San Pablo Formation of California.

Ecology: aquatic carnivore