Subfamily Ziphiinae Gray 1850 (beaked whale)

Mammalia - Odontoceti - Ziphiidae

Full reference: J. E. Gray. 1850. Catalogue of the Mammalia in the collection of the British Museum, with descriptions of all the species and figures of the genera. Part I. Cetacea 1-153

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

See also Bianucci et al. 2007, Bianucci and Landini 2007, Bianucci et al. 2013, Brandt 1874, Flores 1895, Foekens 2008, Hay 1902, Hay 1930, Lambert et al. 2009, Lambert et al. 2018, Lambert and Louwye 2016, Trouessart 1904, Turner 1912, Weber 1928 and Zittel 1925

Sister taxa: Anarnacinae, Anoplonassa, Aporotus, Belemnoziphius, Beneziphius, Berardiinae, Caviziphius, Chavinziphius, Chimuziphius, Choneziphiidae, Dagonodum, Dioplodon senensis, Eboroziphius, Hyperoodontinae, Messapicetus, Nenga, Ninoziphius, Notoziphius, Pelycorhamphus, Pterocetus, Rhinostodes, Synostodon, Tasmacetus, Xhosacetus, Ziphiina, Ziphiopsis, Ziphirostrum, Indopacetina, Tasmacetina

Subtaxa: Berardini Cetorhynchus Choneziphius Izikoziphius Nazcacetus Ziphius

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Ecology: aquatic piscivore-carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Angola (1 collection), Brazil (1), France (1), India (1), Italy (1), Japan (1), Mexico (2), Mozambique (1), New Zealand (1), Peru (1), Portugal (1), South Africa (1), the United Kingdom (1), United States (2: Florida, North Carolina)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Spain (1)

• Pliocene of Belgium (2), France (1), the Netherlands (1), South Africa (1), the United Kingdom (1), United States (3: North Carolina, South Carolina)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Belgium (1), the Netherlands (1), South Africa (1), Spain (1)

• Miocene to Holocene of French Southern Territories (1)

• Miocene of Belgium (3), France (1), the Netherlands (1), Peru (1), Portugal (1), South Africa (2), United States (1: South Carolina)

Total: 41 collections including 49 occurrences

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