Squalodon protervus Cope 1867

Mammalia - Cetacea - Squalodontidae

Alternative combinations: Cynorca proterva, Dicotyles protervus, Squalodon protervum

Synonym: Dicotyles lenis Leidy 1869

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1867. An addition to the vertebrate fauna of the Miocene period, with a synopsis of the extinct Cetacea of the United States. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 19(4):138-157

Belongs to Squalodon according to E. D. Cope 1867

See also Albright 1999, Case 1904, Dal Piaz 1916, Dooley 2003, Fordyce 2002, Hay 1902, Leidy 1869, Lundelius 1960, Trouessart 1898, Trouessart 1904, Uhen et al. 2008, Whitmore 1984, Woodburne 1969, Wright 1998, Wright and Eshelman 1987 and Zittel 1894

Sister taxa: Phoca pedronii, Priscodelphinus validus, Squalodon antverpiensis, Squalodon atlanticus, 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 quaternarium, Squalodon rugidens, Squalodon servatus, Squalodon tiedemani, Squalodon vocontiorum, Squalodon whitmorei, Rhytisodon tuberculatus, Trirhizodon suessii, Trirhizodon gervaisii

Type specimens:

  • Squalodon protervus: ANSP 11543a
  • Dicotyles lenis: ANSP 11543, a mandible (upper and lower canines, fragmentary left mandibular ramus, and lower m1).


• Miocene of United States (5: Maryland, Virginia collections)

Total: 5 collections each including a single occurrence

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