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Microcetus ambiguus Meyer 1840 (toothed whale)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla

PaleoDB taxon number: 90631

Alternative combinations: Neosqualodon ambiguus, Phoca ambigua, Squalodon ambiguum, Squalodon ambiguus

Full reference: H. Meyer. 1840. Phoca ambiguua, Munster. Beitrage zur Petrefacten-Kunde 3:1-11

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

Sister taxon: Microcetus sharkovi

Type specimen: Its type locality is Doberg, near Buende (Bunde), which is in a Chattian marine mixed carbonate-siliciclastic in the Doberg Formation of Germany

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore