Xiphiacetus bossi Kellogg 1925

Mammalia - Cetacea - Eurhinodelphinidae

Alternative combination: Eurhinodelphis bossi

Synonyms: Eurhinodelphis morrisi Myrick 1979, Eurhinodelphis vaughni Myrick 1979, Priscodelphinus productus Du Bus 1872

Full reference: R. Kellogg. 1925. On the occurrence of remains of fossil porpoises of the genus Eurhinodelphis in North America. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 66(26):1-40

Belongs to Xiphiacetus according to G. Bianucci and A. Varola 2014

See also Abel 1901, Abel 1902, Du Bus 1872, Geisler et al. 2011, Gottfried et al. 1994, Hay 1930, Kellogg 1925, Lambert 2004, Lambert 2005, Lambert 2005, Myrick 1979, Trouessart 1898, Trouessart 1904, Van Beneden and Gervais 1880 and Vanden Broeck 1874

Sister taxon: Xiphiacetus cristatus

Type specimens:

  • Xiphiacetus bossi: USNM 8842, a partial skeleton. Its type locality is Chesapeake Beach, south of, Zones 3-6, which is in a Burdigalian offshore siltstone in the Calvert Formation of Maryland.
  • Eurhinodelphis morrisi: USNM 167622, a skull. Its type locality is Church Point, east of, Zone 12-13, which is in a Langhian estuary/bay claystone in the Calvert Formation of Virginia.
  • Eurhinodelphis vaughni: USNM 244410, a partial skeleton. Its type locality is Parker Creek, south, Zone 12, which is in a Langhian estuary/bay claystone in the Calvert Formation of Maryland.
  • Priscodelphinus productus: IRSNB 3243, a partial skull. Its type locality is Vieux-Dieu, which is in a Langhian/Serravallian open shallow subtidal sandstone in the Berchem Formation of Belgium.

Distribution:

• Miocene of Belgium (2 collections), Italy (1), United States (9: Maryland, Virginia)

Total: 12 collections each including a single occurrence

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