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Delphinodon mento Cope 1867 (whale)

Osteichthyes - Odontoceti

PaleoDB taxon number: 64690

Alternative combination: Squalodon mento

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1867. [Descriptions of Eschrichtius cephalus, Rhabdosteus latiradix, Squalodon atlanticus, and S. mento.]. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Science of Philadelphia 1867:131-132

Belongs to Odontoceti according to F. C. Whitmore and J. A. Kaltenbach 2008

Sister taxa: Acrodelphinidae, Agorophiidae, Agorophioidea, Agriocetus, Argyrocetus, Ashleycetidae, Atropatenocetus, Belosphys, Cetophis, Champsodelphis, Chilcacetus, Colophonodon, Delphinapterus orcinus, Delphinida, Delphinoceti, Delphinopsis, Delphinorhynchus, Delphinus baltringii, Delphinus bessarabicus, Delphinus delannoy, Delphinus restitutensis, Delphinus taramelli, Delphinus vanzelleri, Dinoziphius, Eurhinodelphinida, Eurhinodelphinoidea, Eurhinodelphis minoensis, Eurhinodelphis sassariensis, Graphiodon, Helvicetus, Helvicetus rugosus, Hesperocetus, Hesperoinia, Homaeocetus, Homocetus villersii, Hyperoodontoidea, Imerodelphis, Ixacanthus, Kharthlidelphis, Lonchodelphis, Macrochirifer, Macrodelphinus, Microcetus, Microzeuglodon, Miokogia, Miotursiops, Mirocetidae, Monodon spurius, Monodontoidea, Neosqualodon, Oligodelphis, Oligosqualodon, Palaeoziphius, Pandelphinida, Panphyseteroidea, Parapontoporiidae, Parasqualodon, Patriocetidae, Pelodelphis, Phoca debilis, Phoca rugosidens, Phocaena euxinica, Physeterida, Physeteroidea, Physetodon, Platanistida, Platanistoidea, Platydelphis, Platyrhynchus, Pontivaga, Priscodelphinus, Priscodelphinus teres, Priscophyseter, Prolipotes, Prophyseter, Proterocetus, Rhabdosteoidea, Rhabdosteus, Rhabodosteus, Rhinostodes, Sachalinocetus, Saurocetus, Scaptodon, Scaptodon lodderi, Simocetidae, Squaloceti, Squalodelphis pusillus, Squalodon (Microzeuglodon) wingei, Squalodon crassus, Squalodon kelloggi, Squalodon pelagius, Squalodon wymanii, Squalodontoidea, Squaloziphius, Stereodelphis, Sulakocetus, Synrhina, Tretosphys, Tretosphys uraeus, Uncamentodon, Xenorophidae, Zignodelphinidae, Ziphioidea, Pontoplanodidae, Susoidea

Type specimen: ANSP 11228-11230, a set of teeth (3 premolars). Its type locality is Patuxent River, near, which is in a Langhian coastal horizon in the Calvert Formation of Maryland.

Ecology: aquatic carnivore