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Protororqualus cuvieri Fischer 1829 (rorqual)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla - Balaenopteridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 114372

Alternative combinations: Balaena cuvierii, Balaenoptera acutorostrata cuvierii, Balaenoptera cuvieri, Balaenoptera cuvierii, Cetotherium (Cetotheriophanes) cuvierii, Cetotherium cuvieri, Plesiocetus cuvieri, Plesiocetus cuvierii, Rorqualus cuvieri

Synonym: Cetotherium (Cetotheriophanes) cuvieri Brandt 1873 (taxon 64581)

Full reference: J. B. Fischer. 1829. Synopsis Mammalium 1-752

Belongs to Protororqualus according to F. G. Marx 2011

Sister taxa: none

Subtaxa: Balaenoptera cuvieri portisi

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Type specimens:

  • Protororqualus cuvieri: Its type locality is Monte Pulgnasco, which is in a Piacenzian marine limestone in the Monte Giogo Formation of Italy
  • Cetotherium (Cetotheriophanes) cuvieri:

Ecology: aquatic suspension feeder