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Simocetus rayi Fordyce 2002 (toothed whale)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla - Simocetidae

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

Belongs to Simocetus according to J. H. Geisler et al. 2011

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