Subfamily Physeterinae Flower 1867 (sperm whale)

Mammalia - Odontoceti - Physeteridae

Full reference: W. H. Flower. 1867. Description of the skeleton of Inia geoffrensis and the skull of Pontoporia blainvillii, with remarks on the systematic position of these animals in the Order Cetacea. Transactions of the Zoological Society of London 6:87-116

Parent taxon: Physeteridae according to A. Toscano et al. 2013

See also Barnes 1984, Barnes et al. 1985, Bianucci and Landini 2007, Ellerman and Morrisson-Scott 1951, Flores 1895, Flower 1867, Foekens 2008, Fordyce and Barnes 1994, Fordyce et al. 1995, Fraser and Purves 1960, Gill 1871, Gill 1872, Hay 1902, Kasuya 1973, Kazár 2002, Lydekker 1887, McKenna and Bell 1997, Muizon 1991, Scheffer and Rice 1963, Simpson 1945, Trouessart 1904, True 1908, Turner 1912, Vidal 1991, Weber 1928, Whitmore and Kaltenbach 2008 and Zittel 1925

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

Subtaxa: none

Ecology: aquatic piscivore-carnivore

Distribution:

• Pliocene of United States (1: North Carolina collection)

• Miocene of Mexico (2)

Total: 3 collections including 4 occurrences

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