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Cetotherium priscum Eichwald 1840 (whale)

Osteichthyes

PaleoDB taxon number: 69837

Alternative combinations: Choneziphius priscus, Plesiocetus priscus, Ziphius priscus

Full reference: C. E. Eichwald. 1840. Beschreibung einiger Knochen des Ziphius priscus. Die Urwelt Russlands 2:25-53

Belongs to Cetacea according to P. Goldin and D. Startsev 2017

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

Type specimen: SPBU 25. Its type locality is Kertsch, which is in a Tortonian coastal limestone in Ukraine.

Ecology: aquatic carnivore