Ziphirostrum marginatum Du Bus 1868 (beaked whale)

Mammalia - Odontoceti - Ziphiidae

Invalid subtaxa: Dioplodon hemixem Van Beneden 1860 [replaced name], Mioziphius belgicus Abel 1905, Ziphirostrum gracile Du Bus 1868, Ziphirostrum hemixemi Van Beneden 1860 [replaced name], Ziphirostrum hemixemii Van Beneden 1860 [replaced name], Ziphirostrum laevigatum Du Bus 1868, Ziphirostrum tumidum Du Bus 1868

Full reference: B. Du Bus. 1868. Sur differents Ziphiides nouveaux du crag d'Anvers. Bulletins de L'Academie Royale des Sciences, des Lettres et des Beaux-Arts 25:621-630

Belongs to Ziphirostrum according to B. Ramassamy 2016

See also Abel 1905, Bianucci et al. 2013, Du Bus 1868, Lambert 2005, Trouessart 1898, Trouessart 1904, Van Beneden 1860, Van Beneden and Gervais 1880 and Vanden Broeck 1874

Sister taxa: Ziphirostrum recurvus, Ziphirostrum turninense

Type specimens:

  • Ziphirostrum marginatum: IRSNM 3783-M.1878, a skull. Its type locality is Deurne (Fort 1), Deurne Sand, which is in a Tortonian lagoonal sandstone in the Diest Formation of Belgium.
  • Dioplodon hemixem:
  • Mioziphius belgicus: MRHNB 3845, a skull.
  • Ziphirostrum gracile: IRSNM 3827-M.1879, a skull.
  • Ziphirostrum laevigatum: IRSNM 3830-M.542, a skull.
  • Ziphirostrum tumidum:

Ecology: aquatic piscivore-carnivore


• Miocene to Pleistocene of the Netherlands (1 collection)

• Miocene of Belgium (1), the Netherlands (1)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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