Subfamily Hyperoodontinae Muizon 1991 (beaked whale)

Mammalia - Odontoceti - Ziphiidae

Full reference: C. Muizon. 1991. A new Ziphiidae (Cetacea) from the Early Miocene of Washington State (USA) and phylogenetic analysis of the major groups of odontocetes. Bulletin du Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle. 4e Serie. Section C. Sciences de la Terre. Paleontologie, Geologie, Mineralogie 12(3-4):279-326

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

See also Bianucci et al. 2007, Bianucci and Landini 2007, Fordyce and Barnes 1994, Fordyce et al. 1995, Fordyce and de Muizon 2001, Ichishima et al. 2017, Lambert et al. 2009, Lambert et al. 2018, Lambert and Louwye 2016, Lambert et al. 2013, Muizon 1991 and Rice 1998

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

Subtaxa: Africanacetus Globicetus Hyperoodon Ihlengesi Imocetus Indopacetus Khoikhoicetus Mesoplodon Tusciziphius

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Ecology: aquatic piscivore-carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Angola (1 collection), Antarctica (2), Argentina (1), Australia (4), Brazil (1), Canada (1: Quebec), Chile (1), Denmark (1), India (1), Japan (6), Malaysia (1), Maldives (1), Mexico (2), Mozambique (1), New Caledonia (1), New Zealand (10), Peru (2), Portugal (1), the Russian Federation (1), Somalia (1), South Africa (6), Spain (1), Svalbard and Jan Mayen (2), Tanzania (1), the United Kingdom (3), United States (7: California, Florida, Minor Outlying Islands, North Carolina)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Italy (1)

• Pliocene of Australia (3), Belgium (3), Brazil (1), Italy (19), Japan (1), New Zealand (1), the United Kingdom (1), United States (3: Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Australia (1), Belgium (1), Portugal (2), South Africa (4), Spain (3)

• Miocene to Holocene of French Southern Territories (5)

• Neogene of Australia (1), Indian Ocean (1), Japan (1), Madagascar (1), South Pacific (4), Southern Ocean (1), United States (1: Virginia)

• Miocene of Italy (2), Japan (1), New Zealand (1), South Africa (1), Spain (2), United States (1: Florida)

• Oligocene of Australia (1)

Total: 128 collections including 146 occurrences

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