Subfamily Berardiinae Moore 1968 (beaked whale)

Mammalia - Odontoceti - Ziphiidae

Alternative spelling: Berardiina

Full reference: J. C. Moore. 1968. Relationships among the living genera of beaked whales with classifications, diagnoses and keys. Fieldiana: Zoology 53(4):209-298

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

See also Bianucci et al. 2007, Lambert et al. 2009, Lambert and Louwye 2016, Lambert et al. 2013 and Moore 1968

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

Subtaxa: Archaeoziphius Berardius Microberardius

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Ecology: aquatic piscivore-carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Antarctica (1 collection), Argentina (1), Australia (2), Chile (1), Japan (2), Mexico (1), New Zealand (1), the Russian Federation (1), South Africa (2), United States (1: California)

• Miocene to Pliocene of South Africa (1)

• Miocene of Belgium (1)

Total: 15 collections including 16 occurrences

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