Diorocetus

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Diorocetus
Temporal range: Miocene
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Restored skull of a juvenile D. hiatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Cetacea
Suborder: Mysticeti
Genus: Diorocetus
Kellogg, 1968
Species
  • D. chichibuensis
  • D. hiatus
  • D. shobarensis

Diorocetus is an extinct genus of baleen whale, belonging to the family Pelocetidae. Fossils are found in Miocene-aged marine strata in North America and Japan.[1]

References

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