Aulophyseter Kellogg 1927 (sperm whale)

Mammalia - Odontoceti - Physeteridae

Alternative spellings: Auiophyseter, Auiophyster

Full reference: R. Kellogg. 1927. Study of the skull of a fossil sperm-whale from the Temblor Miocene of Southern California. Contributions to Palaeontology from the Carnegie Institution of Washington 3-24

Parent taxon: Physeteridae according to A. Collareta et al. 2017

See also Barnes 1977, Berta 2017, Carroll 1988, Fordyce and de Muizon 2001, Geisler and Sanders 2003, Gondar 1974, Hay 1930, Kazár 2002, Kellogg 1928, Kellogg 1931, Lambert et al. 2008, Marx et al. 2016, McKenna and Bell 1997, Muizon 1991, Sepkoski 2002, Simpson 1945, Uhen et al. 2008 and Velez-Juarbe et al. 2015

Sister taxa: Aulophyseterinae, Diaphorocetus, Hoplocetinae, Idiophyseter, Idiorophus, Kogiopsis, Orca semseyi, Orcopsis, Orycterocetus, Paleophoca, Physeter, Physeterinae, Physeterula, Physodontidae, Physotherium, Placoziphius, Scaldicetus lodgei, Ziphioides, Ziphiola

Subtaxa: Aulophyseter mediatlanticus Aulophyseter morricei

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Ecology: aquatic piscivore-carnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Japan (1 collection), United States (2: California, Maryland)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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