Xhosacetus 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, Bianucci et al. 2010, Lambert et al. 2009, Lambert et al. 2018 and Lambert et al. 2013

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

Subtaxa: Xhosacetus hendeysi

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Type: Xhosacetus hendeysi

Ecology: aquatic piscivore-carnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene to Pliocene of South Africa (1 collection)

• Miocene to Holocene of French Southern Territories (1)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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