Inermorostrum Boessenecker et al. 2017 (toothed whale)

Mammalia - Cetacea - Xenorophidae

Full reference: R. W. Boessenecker, D. Fraser, M. Churchill and J.H. Geisler. 2017. A toothless dwarf dolphin (Odontoceti: Xenorophidae) points to explosive feeding diversification of modern whales (Neoceti). Proceedings of the Royal Society B 284:20170531

Parent taxon: Xenorophidae according to R. W. Boessenecker et al. 2017

Sister taxa: Albertocetus, Archaeodelphis, Cotylocara, Echovenator, Xenorophus

Subtaxa: Inermorostrum xenops

View classification

Type: Inermorostrum xenops

Ecology: aquatic carnivore

Distribution: found only at Wando River + Highway 41 bridge (Oligocene of South Carolina)

Show more details

Specimen images are retrieved through the ePANDDA API.

Click image to enlarge. Click to access iDigBio record.