PaleoDB taxon number: 105119
Alternative combinations: Catodon vetus, Physeter antiquus vetus
Synonyms: Physeter antiquus Leidy 1853 [objective synonym] (no. 63667), Physiter antiquus Leidy 1853 [objective synonym] (no. 113636)
Full reference: J. Leidy. 1869. The extinct mammalian fauna of Dakota and Nebraska, including an account of some allied forms from other localities, together with a synopsis of the mammalian remains of North America. Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia 2:1-472
- Physeter vetus: ANSP 11258, a set of teeth
- Physeter antiquus: ANSP 12076, a set of teeth (portions of three teeth and fragments of two tympanic bones). Its type locality is Ashley River, Pleistocene, which is in a Pleistocene marine horizon in South Carolina.
Ecology: aquatic carnivore