Salishicetus Peredo and Pyenson 2018 (whale)

Mammalia - Cetacea - Aetiocetidae

Full reference: C. M. Peredo and N. D. Pyenson. 2018. Salishicetus meadi, a new aetiocetid from the late Oligocene of Washington State and implications for feeding transitions in early mysticete evolution. Royal Society Open Science 5(4):172336

Parent taxon: Aetiocetidae according to C. M. Peredo and N. D. Pyenson 2018

Sister taxa: Aetiocetinae, Aetiocetus, Ashorocetus, Chonecetinae, Chonecetus, Fucaia, Morawanocetinae, Tohoraata, Waharoa, Willungacetus

Subtaxa: Salishicetus meadi

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Type: Salishicetus meadi

Ecology: aquatic carnivore-suspension feeder

Distribution: found only at Helsing Junction (Oligocene of Washington)

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