Idiorophus Kellogg 1925 (sperm whale)

Mammalia - Odontoceti - Physeteridae

Synonym: Apenophyseter Cabrera 1926

Full reference: R. Kellogg. 1925. Two physeteroid whales from California. Contributions to Palaeontology from the Carnegie Institution of Washington 348(1):1-35

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

See also Berta 2017, Cabrera 1926, Carroll 1988, Cozzuol 1996, Fordyce and de Muizon 2001, Hampe 2006, Kazár 2002, Kellogg 1925, Marx et al. 2016, McKenna and Bell 1997, Muizon 1991, Perez et al. 2011, Romero-Herrera et al. 1973, Sepkoski 2002, Simpson 1945 and Toscano et al. 2013

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

Subtaxa: Idiorophus bolzanensis Idiorophus patagonicus

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Ecology: aquatic piscivore-carnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Argentina (1 collection), Italy (2)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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