Name: Tranatocetus.
Phonetic: Tran-at-o-see-tus.
Named By: P.‭ ‬Goldin‭ & ‬M.‭ ‬E.‭ ‬Steeman‭ ‬-‭ ‬2015.
Synonyms: Mesocetus argillarius.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Mammalia,‭ ‬Cetacea,‭ ‬Mysticeti,‭ ‬Tranatocetidae.
Species: T.‭ ‬argillarius‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Carnivore/filter feeder.
Size: Unavailable.
Known locations: Denmark‭ ‬-‭ ‬Gram Formation.
Time period: Tortonian of the Miocene.
Fossil representation: Partial skull.

       Originally named as a species of Mesocetus,‭ ‬Tranatocetus is a genus of whale that lived around Denmark during the Miocene.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Mesocetus argillarius sp.n.‭ (‬Cetacea,‭ ‬Mysticeti‭) ‬from Upper Miocene of Denmark,‭ ‬with Remarks on the Lower Jaw and the Echolocation System in Whale Phytogeny.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Zoologica Scripta‭ ‬7‭ (‬1-4‭)‬:‭ ‬63‭–‬79.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Flemming Roth‭ ‬-‭ ‬1978.
-‭ ‬From problem taxa to problem solver:‭ ‬A new Miocene family,‭ ‬Tranatocetidae,‭ ‬brings perspective on baleen whale evolution.‭ ‬PLoS One‭ ‬10‭(‬9‭)‬.‭ ‬-‭ ‬P.‭ ‬Goldin‭ & ‬M.‭ ‬E.‭ ‬Steeman‭ ‬-‭ ‬2015.


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