Indopacetus Moore 1968 (tropical bottlenose whale)

Mammalia - Odontoceti - Ziphiidae

Full reference: J. C. Moore. 1968. Relationships among the living genera of beaked whales with classifications, diagnoses and keys. Fieldiana: Zoology 53(4):209-298

Parent taxon: Hyperoodontinae according to B. Ramassamy 2016

See also Agnarsson and May-Collado 2008, Bianucci et al. 2007, Bianucci et al. 2010, Fordyce and de Muizon 2001, Lambert 2005, Lambert et al. 2009, Lambert and Louwye 2016, Lambert et al. 2013, Loughlin and Perez 1985, Marx et al. 2016, McKenna and Bell 1997, Mead 1989, Mead and Brownell 2005, Moore 1968, Muizon 1991 and Rice 1998

Sister taxa: Africanacetus, Globicetus, Hyperoodon, Ihlengesi, Imocetus, Khoikhoicetus, Mesoplodon, Tusciziphius

Subtaxa: Indopacetus pacificus

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Type: Indopacetus pacificus

Ecology: aquatic piscivore-carnivore


• Quaternary of Australia (2 collections), Japan (1), Malaysia (1), Maldives (1), Mexico (1), Mozambique (1), Peru (1), Somalia (1), South Africa (2)

Total: 11 collections each including a single occurrence

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