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Mauicetus Benham 1939 (whale)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla

PaleoDB taxon number: 42974

Alternative spelling: Manicetus

Synonym: Lophocephalus Benham 1937 [replaced name] (taxon 63213)

Full reference: W. B. Benham. 1939. Mauicetus: a Fossil Whale. Nature 143(3627):765

Parent taxon: Balaenopteroidea according to F. G. Marx and R. E. Fordyce 2015

Sister taxa: Aglaocetus, Amphicetus, Diorocetus, Eschrichtiidae, Isanacetus, Physalidae, Thinocetus, Tiphyocetus, Uranocetus

Subtaxa: Mauicetus parki

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Ecology: aquatic carnivore-suspension feeder