PaleoDB taxon number: 114673
Full reference: F. C. Whitmore and L. G. Barnes. 2008. The Herpetocetinae, a new subfamily of extinct baleen whales (Mammalia, Cetacea, Cetotheriidae). Virginia Museum of Natural History Special Publication 14:141-180
Type specimen: USNM 182962, a partial skull (partial cranium). Its type locality is Lee Creek Mine, Yorktown Formation, which is in a Zanclean estuary/bay sandstone in the Yorktown Formation of North Carolina.
Ecology: aquatic carnivore-suspension feeder