Placoziphius Van Beneden 1869 (sperm whale)

Mammalia - Odontoceti - Physeteridae

Full reference: P. J. Van Beneden. 1869. Sur un nouveau genre de ziphioide fossil (Placoziphius), trouve a Edeghem, pres d'Anvers. Memoires de L'Academie Royale des Sciences, des Lettres et des Beaux-arts de Belgique 28:2-12

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

See also Abel 1905, Abel 1919, Berta 2017, Fordyce and de Muizon 2001, Gill 1872, Kazár 2002, Kellogg 1928, Lambert 2008, Marx et al. 2016, McKenna and Bell 1997, Palmer 1904, Sepkoski 2002, Trouessart 1898, Trouessart 1904, Velez-Juarbe et al. 2015 and Zittel 1925

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

Subtaxa: Placoziphius duboisii

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Ecology: aquatic piscivore-carnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Austria (1 collection), Belgium (1)

Total: 2 collections including 3 occurrences

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