Peripolocetus vexillifer Kellogg 1931 (right whale)

Mammalia - Cetacea - Balaenidae

Full reference: R. Kellogg. 1931. Pelagic mammals of the Temblor Formation of the Kern River region, California. Proceedings of the California Academy of Science 19(12):217-397

Belongs to Peripolocetus according to F. G. Marx and R. E. Fordyce 2015

See also Abel 1938, Barnes 1977, Kellogg 1931 and Uhen et al. 2008

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: CAS 4370, a partial skeleton. Its type locality is Sharktooth Hill, which is in a Langhian shoreface siltstone in the Temblor Formation of California.

Ecology: aquatic suspension feeder

Distribution: found only at Sharktooth Hill

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