Tasmacetus Oliver 1937 (beaked whale)

Mammalia - Odontoceti - Ziphiidae

Full reference: W. R. B. Oliver. 1937. Tasmacetus shepherdi: A new genus and species of beaked whale from New Zealand. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, Series B 107(3):371-382

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

See also Agnarsson and May-Collado 2008, Bianucci et al. 2010, Fordyce 1982, Fordyce and de Muizon 2001, Geisler et al. 2011, Geisler and Sanders 2003, Kasuya 1973, Lambert 2005, Lambert et al. 2009, Lambert et al. 2013, Loughlin and Perez 1985, McKenna and Bell 1997, Mead and Brownell 2005, Moore 1968, Muizon 1991, Oliver 1937, Rice 1998, Scheffer and Rice 1963 and Simpson 1945

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, Xhosacetus, Ziphiina, Ziphiinae, Ziphiopsis, Ziphirostrum, Indopacetina, Tasmacetina

Subtaxa: Tasmacetus shepherdi

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Ecology: aquatic piscivore-carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Argentina (1 collection), Australia (1), Chile (1), New Zealand (1), Saint Helena (3), South Africa (1)

Total: 8 collections each including a single occurrence

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