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Kentriodon

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Kingdom  Animalia
Infraorder  Cetacea
Phylum  Chordata
Order  Even-toed ungulate
Class  Mammalia
Family  †Kentriodontidae
Rank  Genus
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Similar  Eurhinodelphis, Squalodon, Prosqualodon, Delphinoidea, Squalodontidae

Kentriodon is an extinct genus of toothed whale related to modern-day dolphins. Fossils have been found in Europe, Japan, and the Western Hemisphere. Seven species have been described so far.

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Description

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Kentriodon was the most diverse of all the kentriodontids, which are represented by seventeen described genera. These were small to medium-sized odontocetes with largely symmetrical skulls, and thought likely to include ancestors of some modern species. Kentriodon is also the oldest described kentriodontid genus, reported from the Late Oligocene to the Middle Miocene.

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Kentriodontines ate small fish and other nectonic organisms; they are thought to have been active echolocators, and might have formed pods. The diversity, morphology and distribution of fossils appear parallel to some modern species.

Species

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  • Kentriodon pernix Kellogg, 1927 (type)
  • Kentriodon fuchsii (Brandt, 1873)
  • Kentriodon hobetsu Ichishima, 1995
  • Kentriodon obscurus (Kellogg, 1931)
  • Kentriodon schneideri Whitmore and Kaltenbach, 2008
  • Kentriodon diusinus Salinas-Márquez, Barnes, Flores-Trujillo, Aranda-Manteca, 2014
  • Kentriodon hoepfneri Kazár & Hampe, 2014

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    Kentriodon Arbre Gnalogique des Baleines Les Baleines

    References

    Kentriodon Wikipedia


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