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Scaldicetus Du Bus 1867 (toothed whale)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla

PaleoDB taxon number: 36900

Synonyms: Eucetus Du Bus 1867 (no. 64597), Palacodelphis Du Bus 1872 (no. 64786), Palaeodelphis Du Bus 1872 (no. 64625), Physodon Gervais 1872 (no. 64483)

Full reference: B. Du Bus. 1867. Sur quelques mammiferes du crag d'Anvers. Bulletins de L'Academie Royale des Sciences, des Lettres et des Beaux-Arts 24:562-577

Parent taxon: Physeteroidea according to E. G. M. Fitzgerald 2011

Sister taxa: Acrophyseter, Albicetus, Aulophyseter rionegrensis, Brygmophyseter, Eudelphis, Ferecetotherium, Hoplocetus, Kogiidae, Livyatan, Physeterida, Physeteridae, Preaulophyseter, Zygophyseter

Subtaxa: Scaldicetus antwerpiensis, Scaldicetus bellunensis, Scaldicetus caretti, Scaldicetus crispus, Scaldicetus degiorgii, Scaldicetus grandis, Scaldicetus inflatus, Scaldicetus macgeei, Scaldicetus minor, Scaldicetus perpinguis

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore