Hyperoodon planifrons Flower 1882 (southern bottlenose whale)

Mammalia - Odontoceti - Ziphiidae

Alternative combination: Hyperoodon (Frasercetus) planifrons

Synonyms: Delphinus hyperoodon Desmarest 1822, Hyperoodon burmeisterei Moreno 1888, Hyperoodon burmeisteri Moreno 1888

Belongs to Hyperoodon according to P. Hershkovitz 1966

See also Agnarsson and May-Collado 2008, Desmarest 1822, Fischer 1829, Mead and Brownell 2005, Moore 1968, Rice 1998, Scheffer and Rice 1963, Trouessart 1898 and Trouessart 1904

Sister taxa: Hyperoodon (Frasercetus), Hyperoodon ampullatus

Type specimens:

  • Hyperoodon planifrons: BMNH 1814a-, a skull. Its type locality is Lewis Island, which is in a Holocene coastal horizon in Australia.
  • Delphinus hyperoodon:
  • Hyperoodon burmeisteri:

Ecology: aquatic piscivore-carnivore


• Quaternary of Antarctica (1 collection), Argentina (1), Australia (2), Chile (1), New Zealand (1), South Africa (2)

Total: 8 collections each including a single occurrence

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