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Squalodon Grateloup 1840 (toothed whale)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla - Squalodontidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 36852

Synonyms: Arionius Meyer 1841 (no. 63921), Arionus Meyer 1841 (no. 104106), Crenidelphinus Laurillard 1844 (no. 69707), Delphinoides Pedroni 1845 (no. 68329), Kelloggia Mchedlidze 1976 (no. 36742), Macrophoca Leidy 1856 (no. 68296), Phocodon Agassiz 1841 (no. 63916), Rhizoprion Jourdan 1861 (no. 63726), Rhytisodon Costa 1852 (no. 36841), Smilocamptus Gervais 1849 (no. 69708), Smilocomptus Gervais 1849 (no. 68311), Trirhizodon Cope 1890 (no. 36864)

Full reference: J. P. S. Grateloup. 1840. Description d'un fragment de machoire fossile, d'un genre nouveau de reptile (saurien). Actes de l'Academie Nationale des Sciences Belles-Letres et Arts de Bordeaux 2:201-210

Parent taxon: Squalodontidae according to F. G. Marx et al. 2016

Sister taxa: Austrosqualodon, Eosqualodon, Pachyodon, Phoberodon, Portheodon, Squalodon andrewi, Squalodontinae, Tangaroasaurus, Zeuglodon vredense

Subtaxa: Phoca pedronii, Priscodelphinus validus, Rhytisodon tuberculatus, Squalodon antverpiensis, Squalodon atlanticus, Squalodon barbarus, Squalodon bariensis, Squalodon bellunensis, Squalodon bordae, Squalodon calvertensis, Squalodon catulli, Squalodon dalpiazi, Squalodon grateloupii, Squalodon hypsispondylus, Squalodon imperator, Squalodon linzianus, Squalodon melitensis, Squalodon meyeri, Squalodon mirabilis, Squalodon molassicus, Squalodon peregrinus, Squalodon protervus, Squalodon quaternarium, Squalodon rugidens, Squalodon servatus, Squalodon tiedemani, Squalodon vocontiorum, Squalodon whitmorei, Trirhizodon gervaisii, Trirhizodon suessii

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Type: Squalodon antverpiensis

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore