Nenga Bianucci et al. 2007 (beaked whale)

Mammalia - Cetacea - Ziphiidae

Full reference: G. Bianucci, O. Lambert, and K. Post. 2007. A high diversity in fossil beaked whales (Mammalia, Odontoceti, Ziphiidae) recovered by trawling from the sea floor off South Africa. Geodiversitas 29(4):561-618

Parent taxon: Ziphiidae according to F. G. Marx et al. 2016

See also Berta 2017, Bianucci et al. 2007, Lambert et al. 2009 and Lambert et al. 2018

Sister taxa: Anarnacinae, Anoplonassa, Aporotus, Belemnoziphius, Beneziphius, Berardiinae, Caviziphius, Chavinziphius, Chimuziphius, Choneziphiidae, Dagonodum, Dioplodon senensis, Eboroziphius, Hyperoodontinae, Messapicetus, Ninoziphius, Notoziphius, Pelycorhamphus, Pterocetus, Rhinostodes, Synostodon, Tasmacetus, Xhosacetus, Ziphiina, Ziphiinae, Ziphiopsis, Ziphirostrum, Indopacetina, Tasmacetina

Subtaxa: Nenga meganasalis

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Type: Nenga meganasalis

Ecology: aquatic piscivore-carnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene to Pliocene of South Africa (2 collections)

• Miocene to Holocene of French Southern Territories (1)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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