Pliopontos littoralis Muizon 1983 (toothed whale)

Mammalia - Cetacea - Pontoporiidae

Full reference: C. Muizon. 1983. Pliopontos littoralis un nouveau Platanistidae Cetacea du Pliocene de la cote peruvienne. Comptes Rendus de l'Academie des Sciences Paris Serie II (296)1101-1104

Belongs to Pliopontos according to J. H. Geisler et al. 2011

See also Cozzuol 2010 and Muizon 1983

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: SAS 931, a partial skull. Its type locality is Sud-Sacaco West (SAS) horizon), which is in a Messinian foreshore siltstone in the Pisco Formation of Peru.

Ecology: aquatic carnivore

Distribution:

• Pliocene of United States (1: North Carolina collection)

• Miocene of Peru (1)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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