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† Pterocetus

Pterocetus

Additional Functions

Grouping

Belong­ing to

Gaeabionta  ⇒ Domäne: Eukaryota  ⇒ Reich: Animalia  ⇒ Mittelreich: Eumetazoa  ⇒ Klade: Triploblastica  ⇒ Klade: Nephrozoa  ⇒ Abzweig: Deuterostomia  ⇒ Stamm: Chordata  ⇒ Unterstamm: Vertebrata  ⇒ Infrastamm: Gnathostomata  ⇒ Superklasse: Tetrapoda  ⇒ Klasse: Mammalia  ⇒ Unterklasse: Theriiformes  ⇒ Infraklasse: Holotheria  ⇒ Superlegion: Trechnotheria  ⇒ Legion: Cladotheria  ⇒ Sublegion: Zatheria  ⇒ Infralegion: Tribosphenida  ⇒ Superkohorte: Theria  ⇒ Unterklasse: Eutheria  ⇒ Überordnung: Laurasiatheria  ⇒ ohne Rang: Cetartiodactyla  ⇒ Ordnung: Cetacea  ⇒ Unterordnung: Odontoceti  ⇒ Überfamilie: Eurhinodelphinoidea  ⇒ Familie: Ziphiidae

Taxo­nomic seg­ment

Gattung

This mentioned taxonomy is an attempt to make an conclusive assignment from the different classifications of various scientists. Because the taxonomy may change due to the latest investigative methods and other findings, our map is a guide only.

Name from

Corre­spond­ing author (Name, Year)

Bianucci et al., 2007

Other languages

scientific

Pterocetus

Lebenszeitraum in Million Jahren (Ma)

Start age: 2.588 Ma - End age: 2.588 Ma
Phanerozoic
(Phanerozoikum)
Cenozoic
(Känozoikum)
Neogene
(Neogen)
Pleistocene
(Pleistozän)
Pliocene
(Pliozän)
Gelasian
(Gelasium)
Piacenzian
(Piacenzium)
1.806
2.588
2.588
3.6

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Motility: actively mobile
Environment: freshwater, marine
Diet:

piscivore

Compositon of the remains:

Hydroxyapatite

Reference- and Source indication, Literature

Next lower taxonomy level

On the same taxonomic level (siblings) (Count: 26)

Taxonomic assignment (1)

References by PBDB, License: CC BY

  • F. G. Marx, 2016 - Cetacean Paleobiology - (), 1-319 (book, English)
  • G. Bianucci, 2007 - A high diversity in fossil beaked whales (Mammalia, Odontoceti, Ziphiidae) recovered by trawling from the sea floor off South Africa - Geodiversitas (29), 561-618 (journal article, English)