Xiphiacetus Lambert 2005 (toothed whale)

Mammalia - Odontoceti - Eurhinodelphinidae

Full reference: O. Lambert. 2005. Review of the Miocene long-snouted dolphin Priscodelphinus cristatus Du Bus, 1872 (Cetacea, Odontoceti) and phylogeny among eurhinodelphinids. Bulletin de L'Institute Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique Sciences de la Terre 75:211-235

Parent taxon: Eurhinodelphinidae according to S. J. Godfrey et al. 2017

See also Berta 2017, Bianucci and Varola 2014, Geisler et al. 2011, Hastings and Dooley 2017, Lambert 2005, Marx et al. 2016, Uhen et al. 2008 and Whitmore and Kaltenbach 2008

Sister taxa: Ceterhinops, Eurhinodelphis, Eurhinodelphis salentinus, Iniopsis, Mycteriacetus, Phocaenopsis, Schizodelphis, Vanbreenia, Ziphiodelphis

Subtaxa: Xiphiacetus bossi Xiphiacetus cristatus

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Ecology: aquatic carnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene to Pliocene of Belgium (1 collection)

• Miocene of Belgium (4), Italy (2), the Netherlands (3), United States (15: Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia)

Total: 25 collections including 31 occurrences

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