Aulophyseter morricei Kellogg 1927 (sperm whale)

Mammalia - Odontoceti - Physeteridae

Full reference: R. Kellogg. 1927. Study of the skull of a fossil sperm-whale from the Temblor Miocene of Southern California. Contributions to Palaeontology from the Carnegie Institution of Washington 3-24

Belongs to Aulophyseter according to J. Velez-Juarbe et al. 2015

See also Barnes 1977, Hay 1930, Kazár 2002, Kellogg 1927 and Uhen et al. 2008

Sister taxon: Aulophyseter mediatlanticus

Type specimen: USNM 11313, a skull. Its type locality is Sharktooth Hill, which is in a Langhian shoreface siltstone in the Temblor Formation of California.

Ecology: aquatic piscivore-carnivore

Distribution: found only at Sharktooth Hill

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