Ziphius Cuvier 1824 (beaked whale)

Mammalia - Odontoceti - Ziphiidae

Synonyms: Aliama Gray 1864, Diodon Lesson , Epiodon Rafinesque 1814, Hypodon Haldemann 1841, Petrorhynchus Gray 1865, Ziphiorhynchus Burmeister 1866, Ziphiorrhynchus Burmeister 1866

Full reference: G. Cuvier. 1824. Recherches sur les ossements fossiles 5(1):1-352

Parent taxon: Ziphiinae according to B. Ramassamy 2016

See also Agnarsson and May-Collado 2008, Ameghino 1889, Barnes 1977, Bianucci et al. 2007, Bianucci et al. 2010, Bianucci et al. 1994, Burmeister 1866, Ellerman and Morrisson-Scott 1951, Fordyce and de Muizon 2001, Fraser and Purves 1960, Geisler and Sanders 2003, Gill 1871, Gill 1872, Gray 1846, Gray 1850, Gray 1863, Gray 1865, Gray 1866, Gray 1868, Haldemann 1841, Hershkovitz 1966, Kasuya 1973, Lambert 2005, Lambert et al. 2009, Lambert et al. 2018, Lambert and Louwye 2016, Lambert et al. 2013, Marx et al. 2016, McKenna and Bell 1997, Mead and Brownell 2005, Moore 1968, Muizon 1991, Owen 1870, Palmer 1904, Pictet 1853, Rice 1998, Scheffer and Rice 1963, Sepkoski 2002, Sherman 1952, Simpson 1945, Trouessart 1898, Trouessart 1904, Turner 1912, Uhen et al. 2008, Vidal 1991, Weber 1928, Whitmore and Kaltenbach 2008 and Zittel 1925

Sister taxa: Berardini, Cetorhynchus, Choneziphius, Izikoziphius, Nazcacetus

Subtaxa: Ziphius cavirostris Ziphius compressus

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Ecology: aquatic piscivore-carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Angola (1 collection), Brazil (1), France (1), India (1), Italy (1), Japan (1), Mexico (1), Mozambique (1), New Zealand (1), Peru (1), Portugal (1), South Africa (1), the United Kingdom (1), United States (2: Florida, North Carolina)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Spain (1)

• Pliocene of Belgium (1), United States (1: North Carolina)

• Miocene to Pliocene of South Africa (1)

• Miocene of South Africa (1)

Total: 20 collections including 21 occurrences

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