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Chonecetus Russell 1968 (whale)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla - Aetiocetidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 36694

Synonym: Morawanocetus Barnes et al. 1995 (taxon 63479)

Full reference: L. S. Russell. 1968. A new cetacean from the Oligocene Sooke Formation of Vancouver Island, British Colombia. Canadian Journal of Earth Science 5:929-933

Parent taxon: Aetiocetidae according to R. E. Fordyce and F. G. Marx 2018

Sister taxa: Aetiocetinae, Aetiocetus, Ashorocetus, Chonecetinae, Fucaia, Morawanocetinae, Salishicetus, Tohoraata, Waharoa, Willungacetus

Subtaxa: Chonecetus sookensis, Chonecetus tomitai, Morawanocetus yabukii

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Ecology: aquatic carnivore-suspension feeder