†family Kekenodontidae Mitchell 1989 (whale)

Mammalia - Cetacea - Kekenodontidae

Alternative spelling: Kekenodontinae

Full reference: E. D. Mitchell. 1989. A new cetacean from the late Eocene La Meseta Formation, Seymour Island, Antarctic Peninsula. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 46(12):2219-2235

Parent taxon: Neoceti according to M. D. Uhen 2018

See also Berta 2017, Bianucci and Landini 2007, Clementz et al. 2014, Fitzgerald 2010, Fordyce 1992, Fordyce 2004, Fordyce 2006, Fordyce and Barnes 1994, Fordyce et al. 1995, Fordyce and de Muizon 2001, Hernández Cisneros et al. 2017, Marx et al. 2016, McKenna and Bell 1997, Mitchell 1989, Rice 1998, Rice 2002 and Rice 2009

Sister taxa: Mysticeti, Odontoceti

Subtaxa: Kekenodon Squalodon gambierensis

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Type: Kekenodon

Ecology: aquatic carnivore


• Oligocene of Australia (1 collection), Mexico (4), New Zealand (2)

Total: 7 collections each including a single occurrence

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