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Auroracetus Gibson and Geisler 2009 (toothed whale)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla - Pontoporiidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 157550

Full reference: M. L. Gibson and J. H. Geisler. 2009. A new Pliocene dolphin (Cetacea: Pontoporiidae), from the Lee Creek Mine, North Carolina. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 29(3):966-971

Parent taxon: Pontoporiidae according to F. G. Marx et al. 2016

Sister taxa: Brachydelphininae, Brachydelphis, Lipotinae, Piscorhynchus, Pliopontos, Pontistes, Pontoporia, Pontoporiinae, Protophocaena, Scaldiporia, Stenasodelphis

Subtaxa: Auroracetus bakerae

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Type: Auroracetus bakerae

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore