PaleoDB taxon number: 63231
Full reference: R. E. Fordyce. 2002. Simocetus rayi (Odontoceti, Simocetidae, new family); a bizarre new archaic Oligocene dolphin from the eastern North Pacific. Smithsonian Contributions to Paleobiology 93:185-222
Sister taxa: none
Type specimen: USNM 256517, a skull (skull & partial skeleton). Its type locality is Emlong 718, which is in a Rupelian marine siltstone in the Alsea Formation of Oregon.
Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore