Kogia Gray 1846 (pygmy sperm whale)

Mammalia - Odontoceti - Kogiidae

Synonyms: Callignathus Gill 1871, Cogia Wallace 1876, Euphysetes Wall 1851, Physeter (Euphysetes) Wall 1851

Full reference: J. E. Gray. 1846. On the cetaceous animals. The zoology of the voyage of H. M. S. Erebus and Terror, under the command of Capt. Sir J. C. Ross, R. N., F. R. S., during the years 1839 to 1843 1 & 2:1-53

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

See also Agnarsson and May-Collado 2008, Barnes 1977, Berta 2017, Bianucci 1996, Bianucci and Landini 1999, Bianucci et al. 1998, Bloodworth and Odell 2008, Cioppi 2014, Cope 1890, Ellerman and Morrisson-Scott 1951, Fordyce and de Muizon 2001, Fordyce and Roberts 2009, Fraser and Purves 1960, Geisler et al. 2011, Geisler and Sanders 2003, Gill 1871, Gill 1871, Gill 1872, Gray 1846, Gray 1850, Gray 1863, Gray 1866, Gray 1868, Hershkovitz 1966, Kasuya 1973, Kazár 2002, Kellogg 1928, McKenna and Bell 1997, Mead and Brownell 2005, Miller 1923, Muizon 1991, Nagorsen 1985, Palmer 1904, Pilleri 1987, Rice 1998, Scheffer and Rice 1963, Schulte 1937, Sepkoski 2002, Sherman 1952, Simpson 1945, Trouessart 1904, Turner 1912, Uhen et al. 2008, Velez-Juarbe et al. 2015, Velez-Juarbe et al. 2016, Vidal 1991, Weber 1928 and Zittel 1925

Sister taxa: Koristocetus, Nanokogia, Praekogia

Subtaxa: Kogia breviceps Kogia pusilla Kogia sima

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Type: Kogia breviceps

Ecology: aquatic carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Brazil (1 collection), India (2), Japan (1), Mexico (1), New Caledonia (7), New Zealand (1), Peru (1), South Africa (3), the United Kingdom (1), United States (1: Maine)

• Pliocene of Italy (3), Japan (1), Morocco (1), United States (1: North Carolina)

• Neogene of Madagascar (1), South Pacific (1)

• Miocene of New Zealand (1)

Total: 28 collections including 30 occurrences

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