Auroracetus bakerae Gibson and Geisler 2009 (toothed whale)

Mammalia - Cetacea - Pontoporiidae

Full reference: M. L. Gibson and J. H. Geisler. 2009. A new Pliocene dolphin (Cetacea: Pontoporiidae), from the Lee Creek Mine, North Carolina. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 29(3):966-971

Belongs to Auroracetus according to M. L. Gibson and J. H. Geisler 2009

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: USNM 534002, a partial skull. 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

Distribution: found only at Lee Creek Mine, Yorktown Formation

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