Kogiopsis Kellogg 1929 (sperm whale)

Mammalia - Odontoceti - Physeteridae

Full reference: R. Kellogg. 1929. A new fossil toothed whale from Florida. American Museum Novitates 389:1-10

Parent taxon: Physeteridae according to M. D. Uhen et al. 2008

See also Carroll 1988, Fordyce and de Muizon 2001, Kazár 2002, McKenna and Bell 1997, Sepkoski 2002, Sherman 1952, Simpson 1945 and Uhen and Pyenson 2007

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

Subtaxa: Kogiopsis floridana

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Ecology: aquatic piscivore-carnivore

Distribution:

• Pliocene of United States (1: North Carolina collection)

• Miocene of United States (1: Florida)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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