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Saurocetes Burmeister 1871 (toothed whale)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla - Iniidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 63502

Synonyms: Pontoplanodes Ameghino 1891 (no. 63861), Saurodelphis Burmeister 1891 (no. 42949)

Full reference: G. Burmeister. 1871. On Saurocetes argentinus a new type of Zeuglodontidae. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (6)51-55

Parent taxon: Iniidae according to A. Berta 2017

Sister taxa: Goniodelphis, Inia, Iniinae, Ischyrorhynchus, Isthminia, Kwanzacetus, Meherrinia, Plicodontinia mourai, Pontoplanodidae

Subtaxa: Saurocetes argentinus, Saurocetes gigas

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore