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Otaria leclercii Delfortrie 1872 (whale)

Osteichthyes

PaleoDB taxon number: 144956

Alternative combinations: Mesotaria leclerci, Mesotaria leclercii

Belongs to Cetacea according to R. Kellogg 1922

Sister taxa: Ambulocetidae, Anarnak, Archaeoceti, Archaeocetus, Balaenodontae, Balaenoidorum, Basilosauroidea, Berardiopsis, Berardiopsis pliocaenus, Cetotheriomorphus dubius, Cetotherium priscum, Cetotolites, Globicephalus eocaenus, Loncodelphis, Manatus giganteus, Metasqualodon, Neoballaenidae, Oxypterus, Pachypleurus, Pagiodon, Pagiodon grandis, Pakicetidae, Palaeocetus, Pelagiceti, Pristinocetus, Proteroceta, Protocetidae, Protocetoidea, Remingtonocetidae, Remingtonocetoidea, Rhynchoceti, Tretosphrys, Zeugloceta, Zeuglodon puschii, Ziphius blasii

Type specimen: Its type locality is Saint-Medard-en-Jalle, which is in a Rupelian marine sandstone in the Calcaires a Asteries Formation of France

Ecology: aquatic carnivore