Physeterula Van Beneden 1877 (sperm whale)

Mammalia - Odontoceti - Physeteridae

Full reference: P. J. Van Beneden. 1877. Note sur un Cachalot nain du crag d'Anvers, Physeterula dubussi. Bulletins de L'académie Royal des Sciences, des Lettres et des Beaux-Arts 64:851-856

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

See also Abel 1905, Abel 1919, Berta 2017, Carroll 1988, Fordyce and de Muizon 2001, Kazár 2002, Kellogg 1928, Lambert 2008, Lydekker 1887, Marx et al. 2016, McKenna and Bell 1997, Muizon 1991, Newton 1891, Palmer 1904, Sepkoski 2002, Simpson 1945, Trouessart 1898, Trouessart 1904, Uhen et al. 2008, Velez-Juarbe et al. 2015 and Zittel 1925

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

Subtaxa: Physeterula dubusi Physeterula neolassicus

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Type: Physeterula dubusii

Ecology: aquatic piscivore-carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (2: Georgia, South Carolina collections)

• Pliocene of the United Kingdom (1), United States (2: Florida, North Carolina)

• Miocene of Belgium (2), Germany (2), the Netherlands (1), Switzerland (1), Turkey (1), United States (2: Maryland, Virginia)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Switzerland (1)

Total: 15 collections including 16 occurrences

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