Kogia breviceps Blainville 1838 (pygmy sperm whale)

Mammalia - Odontoceti - Kogiidae

Alternative combination: Physeter breviceps

Synonyms: Euphysetes grayii MacLeay 1851, Euphysetes macleayi Kreft 1865, Euphysetes pottsii Haast 1873, Kogia floweri Gill 1871, Kogia goodie True 1884, Kogia grayi MacLeay 1851, Kogia grayii MacLeay 1851, Kogia macleayi Kreft 1865, Kogia macleayii Kreft 1865

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

See also Agnarsson and May-Collado 2008, Barnes 1977, Blainville 1838, Bloodworth and Odell 2008, Gill 1871, Gray 1846, Gray 1850, Gray 1865, Gray 1866, Gray 1868, Hershkovitz 1966, Kazár 2002, Mead and Brownell 2005, Oliver 1922, Pilleri 1987, Rice 1998, Scheffer and Rice 1963, Schulte 1937, Sherman 1952, Trouessart 1904, Uhen et al. 2008, Van Beneden and Gervais 1880 and Vidal 1991

Sister taxa: Kogia pusilla, Kogia sima

Subtaxa: Kogia brevirostris

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Type specimens:

  • Kogia breviceps: MNHM unnumbered specimen, a skull. Its type locality is Cape of Good Hope, which is in a Holocene coastal horizon in South Africa.
  • Euphysetes grayii:
  • Euphysetes pottsii:
  • Kogia floweri:
  • Kogia goodie:
  • Kogia macleayii:

Ecology: aquatic carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Brazil (1 collection), India (1), Japan (1), Mexico (1), New Caledonia (5), New Zealand (1), Peru (1), South Africa (3), the United Kingdom (1), United States (1: Maine)

• Pliocene of Italy (1), United States (1: North Carolina)

Total: 18 collections each including a single occurrence

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