Cape of Good Hope (Holocene of South Africa)

Where: South Africa (34.4° S, 18.5° E: paleocoordinates 34.4° S, 18.5° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Holocene (0.0 - 0.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: coastal; lithology not reported

Primary reference: P. Hershkovitz. 1966. Catalog of Living Whales. United States National Museum Bulletin 246:1-259 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 86897: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 23.02.2009

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Taxonomic list

Mammalia
 Mysticeti - Balaenidae
"Balaena australis n. sp." = Eubalaena australis
"Balaena australis n. sp." = Eubalaena australis Desmoulins 1822 southern right whale
 Odontoceti - Kogiidae
"Physeter breviceps n. sp." = Kogia breviceps
"Physeter breviceps n. sp." = Kogia breviceps Blainville 1838 pygmy sperm whale
 Delphinoidea - Delphinidae
"Delphinus (Grampus) heavisidei n. sp." = Grampus
"Delphinus (Grampus) heavisidei n. sp." = Grampus dolphin
 Delphinoidea - Phocoenidae
"Delphinus phocaenoides n. sp." = Neophocaena phocaenoides
"Delphinus phocaenoides n. sp." = Neophocaena phocaenoides Cuvier 1829 finless porpoise
 Odontoceti - Ziphiidae
"Ziphius layardii n. sp." = Mesoplodon layardii
"Ziphius layardii n. sp." = Mesoplodon layardii Gray 1865 strap-toothed whale