Albicetus Boersma and Pyenson 2015 (toothed whale)

Mammalia - Odontoceti

Full reference: A. T. Boersma and N. D. Pyenson. 2015. Albicetus oxymycterus, a New Generic Name and Redescription of a Basal Physeteroid (Mammalia, Cetacea) from the Miocene of California, and the Evolution of Body Size in Sperm Whales. PLoS One 10(12):e0135551

Parent taxon: Physeteroidea according to A. T. Boersma and N. D. Pyenson 2015

See also Berta 2017

Sister taxa: Acrophyseter, Aulophyseter rionegrensis, Brygmophyseter, Eudelphis, Ferecetotherium, Hoplocetus, Kogiidae, Livyatan, Physeterida, Physeteridae, Preaulophyseter, Scaldicetus, Zygophyseter

Subtaxa: Albicetus oxymycterus

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Ecology: aquatic carnivore


• Miocene of Japan (4 collections), United States (1: California)

Total: 5 collections each including a single occurrence

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