Plesiocetus dyticus Cabrera 1926 (rorqual)

Mammalia - Cetacea - Balaenopteridae

Alternative combination: Cetotheriopsis dyticus

Full reference: A. Cabrera. 1926. Cetaceos fossiles del Museo de La Plata. Revista del Museo de La Plata 29:363-411

Belongs to Plesiocetus according to M. Bisconti 2007

See also Abel 1938, Cabrera 1926, Cozzuol 1996, Fordyce 1991 and Kellogg 1942

Sister taxa: Balaenoptera (Plesiocetus) cortesii, Plesiocetus brialmontii, Plesiocetus dubius, Plesiocetus giganteus, Plesiocetus intermedius, Plesiocetus minor, Plesiocetus occidentalis, Plesiocetus rostratus, Plesiocetus tertius

Type specimen: MDLP 5-13. Its type locality is Cerro del Castillo, Trelew, which is in an Aquitanian/Burdigalian shallow subtidal sandstone in the Gaiman Formation of Argentina.

Ecology: aquatic suspension feeder

Distribution: found only at Cerro del Castillo, Trelew

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