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Palaeocetus Seeley 1865 (whale)

Osteichthyes

PaleoDB taxon number: 36791

Synonym: Palaeobalaena Seeley 1866 [replaced name] (taxon 121600)

Full reference: H. Seeley. 1865. On the fossil neck-bones of a whale (Paleocetus sedgwicki) from the neighbourhood of Ely. Geological Magazine 2:54-57

Parent taxon: Cetacea according to M. D. Uhen and N. D. Pyenson 2007

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

Subtaxa: Palaeocetus sedgwicki

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Ecology: aquatic carnivore