Name: Mixocetus ‭(‬mixed whale‭).
Phonetic: ‬Miks-oh-see-tus.
Named By: R.‭ ‬Kellogg‭ ‬-‭ ‬1934.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Mammalia,‭ ‬Cetacea,‭ ‬Mysticeti,‭ ‬Cetotheriidae.
Species: M.‭ ‬elysius‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Filter feeder.
Size: Unavailable.
Known locations: USA,‭ ‬California,‭ ‬Los Angeles County‭ ‬-‭ ‬Modelo Formation.
Time period: Tortonian of the Miocene.
Fossil representation: Skull remains.

       Mixocetus was a genus of baleen whale known to have swum in the oceanic waters off California during the late Miocene epoch.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A new cetothere from the Modelo Formation at Los Angeles,‭ ‬California.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Carnegie Institution of Washington‭ ‬447:83-104.‭ ‬-‭ ‬R.‭ ‬Kellogg‭ ‬-‭ ‬1934.


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