Zarhachis flagellator Cope 1868 (toothed whale)

Mammalia - Cetacea - Platanistidae

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1868. Second contribution to the history of the Vertebrata of the Miocene period of the United States. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 1868:184-194

Belongs to Zarhachis according to A. Boersma and N. D. Pyenson 2016

See also Aguirre-Fernández et al. 2017, Barnes 2006, Case 1904, Cope 1868, Geisler et al. 2011, Gottfried et al. 1994, Hay 1902, Hay 1930, Kellogg 1926, Leidy 1869, Trouessart 1898, Trouessart 1904, Uhen et al. 2008 and Van Beneden and Gervais 1880

Sister taxa: Zarhachis crassangulum, Zarhachis tysonii, Zarhachis velox

Type specimen: ANSP 11231, a set of vertebrae (two lumbar and two caudal vertebrae). Its type locality is James T. Thomas estate, which is in a Langhian offshore shelf horizon in the Calvert Formation of Maryland.

Ecology: aquatic piscivore


• Miocene of United States (5: Delaware, Maryland collections), Venezuela (1)

Total: 6 collections each including a single occurrence

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