Diaphorocetus Ameghino 1894 (sperm whale)

Mammalia - Odontoceti - Physeteridae

Synonyms: Hypocetus Lydekker 1894 [objective synonym], Mesocetus Moreno 1892, Paracetus Lydekker 1894 [objective synonym]

Full reference: F. Ameghino. 1894. Enumeration synoptique des especes de mammifères fossiles des formations éocènes de Patagonie. Boletin de la Academia Nacional de Ciencias en Cordoba (Republica Argentina) 13:259-452

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

See also Allen 1921, Ameghino 1894, Ameghino 1901, Benton 1993, Berta 2017, Bianucci and Landini 2007, Carroll 1988, Case 1904, Cope 1895, Cozzuol 1996, Fordyce and de Muizon 2001, Hampe 2006, Hay 1902, Kazár 2002, Kellogg 1928, Lambert et al. 2008, Lydekker 1894, Marx et al. 2016, McKenna and Bell 1997, Muizon 1991, Palmer 1904, Perez et al. 2011, Romero-Herrera et al. 1973, Sepkoski 2002, Simpson 1945, Toscano et al. 2013, Trouessart 1898 and Trouessart 1904

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

Subtaxa: Diaphorocetus poucheti

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Ecology: aquatic piscivore-carnivore

Distribution: found only at Puerto Madryn (Miocene of Argentina)

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