Xiphiacetus cristatus Du Bus 1872 (toothed whale)

Mammalia - Cetacea - Eurhinodelphinidae

Alternative combinations: Eurhinodelphis cristatus, Priscodelphinus cristatus

Synonyms: Eurhinodelphis ashbyi Myrick 1979, Eurhinodelphis whitmorei Myrick 1979

Full reference: B. Du Bus. 1872. Mammiferes nouveaux du crag d'Anvers. Bulletins de L'Academie Royale des Sciences, des Letteres et des Beaux-Arts 34:491-509

Belongs to Xiphiacetus according to A. K. Hastings and A. C. Dooley 2017

See also Abel 1902, Abel 1905, Bianucci 1996, Bianucci and Landini 2002, Du Bus 1872, Lambert 2004, Lambert 2005, Lambert 2005, Myrick 1979, Trouessart 1898, Trouessart 1904, Uhen et al. 2008, Van Beneden and Gervais 1880 and Vanden Broeck 1874

Sister taxon: Xiphiacetus bossi

Type specimens:

  • Xiphiacetus cristatus: IRSNB 3234-M.361, a partial skeleton (occipital condyles). Its type locality is Anvers, which is in a Miocene/Pliocene marine horizon in Belgium.
  • Eurhinodelphis ashbyi: USNM 244401, a partial skull. Its type locality is Stratford Bluffs, Zone 14-16, which is in a Langhian offshore claystone in the Calvert Formation of Virginia.
  • Eurhinodelphis whitmorei: USNM 25666, 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.

Ecology: aquatic carnivore


• Miocene to Pliocene of Belgium (1 collection)

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

Total: 11 collections including 12 occurrences

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