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Llanocetus denticrenatus Mitchell 1989 (whale)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla - Llanocetidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 63221

Full reference: E. D. Mitchell. 1989. A new cetacean from the late Eocene La Meseta Formation, Seymour Island, Antarctic Peninsula. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 46(12):2219-2235

Belongs to Llanocetus according to F. G. Marx and R. E. Fordyce 2015

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: USNM 183022, a partial skull. Its type locality is La Meseta Seymour Island, Unit III, which is in a Priabonian lagoonal sandstone in the La Meseta Formation of Antarctica.

Ecology: aquatic carnivore-suspension feeder