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Titanocetus sammarinensis Capellini 1901 (whale)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla - Cetotheriidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 319669

Alternative combinations: Aulocetus sammarinensis, Titanocetus sammariensis

Full reference: G. Capellini. 1901. Balenottera Miocenica del Monte Titano Repubblica di S. Marino. Memorie della R. Accademia delle Scienze dell'Instituto di Bologna 9:1-26

Belongs to Titanocetus according to F. G. Marx et al. 2016

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: MGB 1CMC172 9073, a partial skeleton (skull, complete left dentary, anterior end of right dentary, atlas, axis, third and fourth cervical vertebrae, 9 fragmentary vertebrae and vertebral epiphyses, ). Its type locality is Monte Titano, which is in a Burdigalian/Langhian marine mixed carbonate-siliciclastic in the Monte Fumaiolo Formation of San Marino.

Ecology: aquatic carnivore-suspension feeder

Average measurements (in mm): skull 1330.0 x 720.0