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Squalodon wymanii Cope 1867 (whale)

Osteichthyes - Odontoceti

PaleoDB taxon number: 67813

Alternative combinations: Delphinodon wymani, Delphinodon wymanii, Squalodon wymani

Synonym: Delphinodon leidyi Hay 1902 (taxon 68941)

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1867. An addition to the vertebrate fauna of the Miocene period, with a synopsis of the extinct Cetacea of the United States. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 19(4):138-157

Belongs to Odontoceti according to A. C. Dooley 2003

Sister taxa: Acrodelphinidae, Agorophiidae, Agorophioidea, Agriocetus, Argyrocetus, Ashleycetidae, Atropatenocetus, Belosphys, Cetophis, Champsodelphis, Chilcacetus, Colophonodon, Delphinapterus orcinus, Delphinida, Delphinoceti, Delphinodon mento, 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, Squalodontoidea, Squaloziphius, Stereodelphis, Sulakocetus, Synrhina, Tretosphys, Tretosphys uraeus, Uncamentodon, Xenorophidae, Zignodelphinidae, Ziphioidea, Pontoplanodidae, Susoidea

Type specimens:

  • Squalodon wymanii: ANSP 11228-11230, a set of teeth (4 teeth). Its type locality is James T. Thomas estate, which is in a Langhian offshore shelf horizon in the Calvert Formation of Maryland.
  • Delphinodon leidyi: ANSP 11228-11230, a set of teeth (4 teeth).

Ecology: aquatic carnivore