†subfamily Hoplocetinae Cabrera 1926 (sperm whale)

Mammalia - Odontoceti - Physeteridae

Full reference: A. Cabrera. 1926. Cetaceos fossiles del Museo de La Plata. Revista del Museo de La Plata 29:363-411

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

See also Barnes et al. 1985, Cabrera 1926, Canto et al. 2010, Foekens 2008, Fordyce and Barnes 1994, Fordyce et al. 1995, Fordyce and de Muizon 2001, Hampe 2006, McKenna and Bell 1997, Muizon 1991 and Simpson 1945

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

Subtaxa: Balaenodon physaloides Physetodon baileyi Physodon leccense

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Ecology: aquatic piscivore-carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of the United Kingdom (1 collection)

• Neogene of Chile (1)

• Miocene of Australia (1), Italy (1), Switzerland (1)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Switzerland (1)

Total: 6 collections including 7 occurrences

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