Carolinacetus Geisler et al. 2005 (whale)

Mammalia - Cetacea - Protocetidae

Full reference: J. H. Geisler, A. E. Sanders, and Z. Luo. 2005. A new protocetid whale (Cetacea: Archaeoceti) from the late middle Eocene of South Carolina. American Museum Novitates 3480:1-65

Parent taxon: Protocetidae according to F. G. Marx et al. 2016

See also Berta 2017, Bianucci and Gingerich 2011, Gao and Ni 2015, Geisler et al. 2005, Gingerich et al. 2005, McLeod and Barnes 2008, Mourlam and Orliac 2017, Uhen 2008, Uhen 2014, Uhen 2014, Uhen et al. 2011 and Vautrin et al. 2019

Sister taxa: Aegyptocetus, Artiocetus, Babiacetus, Crenatocetus, Dhedacetus, Eocetus, Gaviacetus, Georgiacetinae, Georgiacetus, Indocetinae, Indocetus, Kharodacetus, Maiacetus, Makaracetinae, Makaracetus, Natchitochia, Pappocetinae, Pappocetus, Peregocetus, Protocetinae, Protocetus, Qaisracetus, Rodhocetus, Takracetus, Togocetus, Tupelocetus

Subtaxa: Carolinacetus gingerichi

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Ecology: aquatic carnivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of Senegal (1 collection), Togo (1), United States (1: South Carolina)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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