Lophocetus Cope 1867 (toothed whale)

Mammalia - Cetacea

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1867. An addition to the vertebrate fauna of the Miocene period, with a synopsis of the extinct Cetacea of the United States. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 19(4):138-157

Parent taxon: Delphinida according to C. Peredo et al. 2018

See also Barnes 1977, Barnes 1978, Barnes 1985, Berta 2017, Carroll 1988, Case 1904, Cope 1867, Dawson 1996, de Muizon 1988, Fordyce and de Muizon 2001, Gill 1871, Gottfried et al. 1994, Hay 1902, Hay 1930, Ichishima et al. 1995, Kellogg 1928, Marx et al. 2016, Palmer 1904, Sepkoski 2002, Simpson 1945, Trouessart 1898, Trouessart 1904, Uhen et al. 2008, Whitmore and Kaltenbach 2008 and Zittel 1925

Sister taxa: Anacharsis, Atocetus, Delphinavus, Delphinoidea, Hadrodelphis, Inioidea, Kentriodontidae, Liolithax, Lipotidae, Lipotoidea, Macrokentriodon, Miodelphis, Monodontoidae, Pithanodelphis, Platylithax, Tagicetus

Subtaxa: Lophocetus calvertensis Lophocetus repenningi

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Type: Delphinus calvertensis

Ecology: aquatic carnivore


• Miocene of United States (3: California, Florida, Maryland collections)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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