Subfamily Kogiinae Gill 1871 (pygmy sperm whale)

Mammalia - Cetacea - Kogiidae

Full reference: T. Gill. 1871. Synopsis of the primary subdivisions of the cetaceans. Communications of the Essex Institute 6:121-126

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

See also Barnes 1973, Bianucci and Landini 2007, Bloodworth and Odell 2008, Collareta et al. 2019, Ellerman and Morrisson-Scott 1951, Fordyce and de Muizon 2001, Fraser and Purves 1960, Gill 1871, Gill 1872, Kasuya 1973, McKenna and Bell 1997, Muizon 1990, Scheffer and Rice 1963, Simpson 1945, True 1908 and Whitmore and Kaltenbach 2008

Sister taxa: Aprixokogia, Scaphokogiinae, Thalassocetus

Subtaxa: Kogia Koristocetus Nanokogia Pliokogia Praekogia

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Ecology: aquatic carnivore

Distribution:

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

• Pliocene of Italy (4), Japan (1), Morocco (1), United States (1: North Carolina)

• Miocene of Italy (1), Mexico (2), New Zealand (1), Panama (2), Peru (1)

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

Total: 36 collections including 40 occurrences

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