Ziphius cavirostris Cuvier 1824 (Cuvier's beaked whale)

Mammalia - Odontoceti - Ziphiidae

Synonyms: Aliama desmarestii Risso 1826, Choneziphius indicus Van Beneden 1863, Delphinorhynchus australis Burmeister 1865, Delphinus desmarestii Risso 1826, Epiodon chathamensis Hector 1873, Epiodon cryptodon Gray 1868, Epiodon desmarestii Risso 1826, Hyperoodon capensis Gray 1865, Hyperoodon desmarestii Risso 1826, Hyperoodon doumetii Gray 1846, Hyperoodon gervaisii Duvernoy 1851, Hyperoodon semijunctus Cope 1865, Petrorhynchus capensis Gray 1865, Petrorhynchus indicus Van Beneden 1863, Ziphiorrhynchus australis Trouessart 1904, Ziphiorrhynchus cryptodon Burmeister 1866, Ziphius australis Trouessart 1904, Ziphius chathamensis Hector 1873, Ziphius gervaisii Duvernoy 1851, Ziphius grebnitzki Stejneger 1883, Ziphius grebnitzkii Stejneger 1883, Ziphius indicus Van Beneden 1863, Ziphius semijunctus Cope 1865

Full reference: G. Cuvier. 1824. Recherches sur les ossements fossiles 5(1):1-352

Belongs to Ziphius according to B. Ramassamy 2016

See also Ameghino 1889, Barnes 1977, Burmeister 1866, Cope 1895, Cuvier 1824, Duvernoy 1851, Gervais 1852, Gervais 1859, Gray 1846, Gray 1850, Gray 1864, Gray 1866, Gray 1868, Hershkovitz 1966, Huxley 1864, Mead and Brownell 2005, Meyer 1832, Moore 1968, Oliver 1922, Rice 1998, Scheffer and Rice 1963, Sherman 1952, Trouessart 1904, Turner 1912, Uhen et al. 2008, Van Beneden and Gervais 1880, Vidal 1991 and Whitmore and Kaltenbach 2008

Sister taxon: Ziphius compressus

Type specimens:

  • Ziphius cavirostris: MNHN, no number, a skull. Its type locality is Fos, which is in a Pleistocene coastal horizon in France.
  • Delphinorhynchus australis:
  • Delphinus desmarestii:
  • Epiodon chathamensis:
  • Epiodon cryptodon:
  • Hyperoodon capensis:
  • Hyperoodon doumetii:
  • Hyperoodon gervaisii:
  • Hyperoodon semijunctus:
  • Ziphiorrhynchus cryptodon:
  • Ziphius australis:
  • Ziphius grebnitzkii:
  • Ziphius indicus:

Ecology: aquatic piscivore-carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Angola (1 collection), Brazil (1), France (1), India (1), Italy (1), Japan (1), Mexico (1), Mozambique (1), New Zealand (1), Peru (1), Portugal (1), South Africa (1), United States (2: Florida, North Carolina)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Spain (1)

• Pliocene of United States (1: North Carolina)

Total: 16 collections including 17 occurrences

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