Named By: R. Kellogg - 1934.
Classification: Chordata, Mammalia, Cetacea, Mysticeti, Cetotheriidae.
Species: M. elysius (type).
Diet: Filter feeder.
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.
- A new cetothere from the Modelo Formation at Los Angeles, California. - Carnegie Institution of Washington 447:83-104. - R. Kellogg - 1934.