Family Lipotidae Zhou et al. 1978 (toothed whale)

Mammalia - Cetacea - Lipotidae

Full reference: K. Zhou, W. Qian, and Y. Li. 1978. Recent advances in the study of the baiji, Lipotes vexillifer. Journal of the Nanjing Normal College (Natural Science) 1978(1):8-13

Parent taxon: Delphinida according to F. G. Marx et al. 2016

See also Barnes et al. 1985, Benton 1993, Berta 2017, Bianucci and Landini 2007, Boessenecker 2013, Boessenecker and Poust 2015, de Muizon 1988, Fordyce and de Muizon 2001, Geisler et al. 2011, Geisler and Sanders 2003, Gingerich 2005, McKenna and Bell 1997, Mead and Brownell 2005, Rice 1998, Rice 2002, Rice 2009, Uhen et al. 2008, Zhou et al. 1984 and Zhou et al. 1985

Sister taxa: Anacharsis, Atocetus, Delphinavus, Delphinoidea, Hadrodelphis, Inioidea, Kentriodontidae, Liolithax, Lipotoidea, Lophocetus, Macrokentriodon, Miodelphis, Monodontoidae, Pithanodelphis, Platylithax, Tagicetus

Subtaxa: Lipotes Parapontoporia

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Ecology: aquatic carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of China (2 collections)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of United States (1: California)

• Pliocene of Japan (1), United States (3: California)

• Miocene of Mexico (1), United States (1: California)

Total: 9 collections each including a single occurrence

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