Squalodon atlanticus Leidy 1856 (toothed whale)

Mammalia - Cetacea - Squalodontidae

Alternative combinations: Basilosaurus atlantica, Macrophoca atlantica, Squalodon atlantica, Squalodon atlanticum

Full reference: J. Leidy. 1856. Notices of remains of extinct vertebrated animals of New Jersey, collected by Prof. Cook of the State Geological Survey under the direction of Dr. W. Kitchell. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 8:220-221

Belongs to Squalodon according to M. D. Uhen et al. 2008

See also Case 1904, Cope 1867, Cope 1868, Cope 1868, Cope 1875, Cope 1890, Dal Piaz 1916, Dooley 2003, Hay 1902, Hay 1930, Kellogg 1923, Leidy 1869, Lydekker 1887, Rhoads 1903, Roger 1887, Trouessart 1898, Trouessart 1904 and Zittel 1894

Sister taxa: Phoca pedronii, Priscodelphinus validus, Squalodon antverpiensis, Squalodon barbarus, Squalodon bariensis, Squalodon bellunensis, Squalodon bordae, Squalodon calvertensis, Squalodon catulli, Squalodon dalpiazi, Squalodon grateloupii, Squalodon hypsispondylus, Squalodon imperator, Squalodon linzianus, Squalodon melitensis, Squalodon meyeri, Squalodon mirabilis, Squalodon molassicus, Squalodon peregrinus, Squalodon protervus, Squalodon quaternarium, Squalodon rugidens, Squalodon servatus, Squalodon tiedemani, Squalodon vocontiorum, Squalodon whitmorei, Rhytisodon tuberculatus, Trirhizodon suessii, Trirhizodon gervaisii

Type specimen: ANSP 11218, a set of teeth (3 molar teeth). Its type locality is Shiloh Marl, which is in a Burdigalian marginal marine marl in the Kirkwood Formation of New Jersey.

Ecology: aquatic carnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene to Pleistocene of United States (1: Massachusetts collection)

• Miocene of United States (2: Maryland, New Jersey)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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