Animalia > Chordata > Mammalia > Cetacea > Neosqualodon


Wikipedia Abstract

Neosqualodon is an extinct genus of toothed cetacean, that lived in the modern Italy in the Middle Miocene (Langhian). Their fossils - mostly teeth and jaws - have been recovered in the Ragusa Formation of Sicilia, that are more robust and shorter than in the related genus Squalodon. Two species are known: N. assenzae and N. gemellaroi, that are distinguished by the shape of the teeth. Apparently this genus was endemic of the pre-Mediterranean sea of the Late Oligocene.
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External References

Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2019). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2020-03-21; License: CC BY 4.0