Beneziphius cetariensis Miján et al. 2017 (beaked whale)

Mammalia - Odontoceti - Ziphiidae

Full reference: I. Miján, S. Louwye, and O. Lambert. 2017. A new Beneziphius beaked whale from the ocean floor off Galicia, Spain and biostratigraphic reassessment of the type species. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 62(1):2111-220

Belongs to Beneziphius according to I. Miján et al. 2017

Sister taxon: Beneziphius brevirostris

Type specimen: SGHNMF MA0953, a partial skull. Its type locality is Selva fishing ground, which is in a Messinian/Zanclean offshore shelf phosphorite in Spain.

Ecology: aquatic piscivore-carnivore

Distribution: found only at Selva fishing ground

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