Family Kogiidae Miller 1923 (pygmy sperm whale)

Mammalia - Odontoceti - Kogiidae

Full reference: G. S. Miller. 1923. The telescoping of the cetacean skull. Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections 76(5):1-70

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

See also Aguirre-Fernández and Fordyce 2014, Barnes et al. 1985, Berta 2017, Bianucci et al. 2011, Bianucci and Landini 1999, Bianucci and Landini 2007, Bloodworth and Odell 2008, Canto et al. 2010, Fordyce and Barnes 1994, Fordyce et al. 1995, Fordyce and de Muizon 2001, Geisler et al. 2011, Gingerich 2005, Kasuya 1973, Kellogg 1928, Lambert 2008, Lambert et al. 2010, Marx et al. 2016, Miller 1923, Muizon 1991, Rice 1998, Rice 2002, Rice 2009, Uhen et al. 2008, Velez-Juarbe et al. 2015, Velez-Juarbe et al. 2016, Vidal 1991 and Whitmore and Kaltenbach 2008

Sister taxa: Acrophyseter, Albicetus, Aulophyseter rionegrensis, Brygmophyseter, Eudelphis, Ferecetotherium, Hoplocetus, Livyatan, Physeterida, Physeteridae, Preaulophyseter, Scaldicetus, Zygophyseter

Subtaxa: Aprixokogia Kogiinae Scaphokogiinae Thalassocetus

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Ecology: aquatic carnivore

Distribution:

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

• Pliocene of Australia (1), Italy (3), Japan (1), Mexico (1), Morocco (1), United States (4: Florida, North Carolina)

• Hemphillian of United States (2: Florida)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Belgium (1)

• Miocene of Chile (1), Italy (1), Japan (2), Malta (1), Mexico (2), the Netherlands (1), New Zealand (1), Panama (2), Peru (3)

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

Total: 50 collections including 57 occurrences

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