Belemnoziphius Huxley 1864 (beaked whale)

Mammalia - Odontoceti - Ziphiidae

Full reference: T. H. Huxley. 1864. On the cetacean fossils termed Ziphius by Cuvier, with a notice of a new species (Belemnoziphius compressus) from the Red Crag. Proceedings of the Geological Society 20:388-396

Parent taxon: Ziphiidae according to A. Berta 2017

See also Abel 1905, Carroll 1988, Fordyce and de Muizon 2001, Gill 1872, Hay 1902, Hay 1930, Kellogg 1928, Lambert 2005, Lydekker 1887, McKenna and Bell 1997, Mead 1975, Sepkoski 2002, Simpson 1945, Uhen et al. 2008, Uhen and Pyenson 2007 and Zittel 1925

Sister taxa: Anarnacinae, Anoplonassa, Aporotus, Beneziphius, Berardiinae, 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: Belemnoziphius compressus Belemnoziphius prorops

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Ecology: aquatic piscivore-carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of the United Kingdom (1 collection)

• Pliocene of the United Kingdom (1), United States (1: South Carolina)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Belgium (1)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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