†family Odobenocetopsidae Muizon 1993 (toothed whale)

Mammalia - Delphinoidea - Odobenocetopsidae

Full reference: C. Muizon. 1993. Walrus-like feeding adaptation in a new cetacean from the Pliocene of Peru. Nature 365:745-748

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

See also Berta 2017, Bianucci and Landini 2007, Fordyce et al. 1995, Fordyce and de Muizon 2001, Gingerich 2005, McKenna and Bell 1997, Muizon 2002, Rice 2002 and Rice 2009

Sister taxa: Albireonidae, Delphinidae, Eurhinodelphis pacificus, Graamocetus, Monodontidae, Oedolithax, Palaeophocaena, Phocoenidae, Prionodelphis, Protodelphinus, Sinanodelphis

Subtaxa: Odobenocetops

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Ecology: aquatic carnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Chile (1 collection), Peru (2)

Total: 3 collections including 4 occurrences

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