Mesoplodon Gervais 1850 (beaked whale)

Mammalia - Odontoceti - Ziphiidae

Synonyms: Aodon Lesson 1828, Callidon Gray 1871, Dioplodon Gervais 1850, Diplodon Gray 1866, Dolichodon Gray 1866, Mesiodon Gray 1866, Mesodiodon Duvernoy 1851, Mesoplodon (Dioplodon) Gervais 1850, Mesoplodon (Dolichodon) Gray 1866, Micropteron Eschricht 1849, Micropterus Wagner 1846, Neoziphius Gray 1871, Nodus Wagler 1830, Oulodon van Haast 1876, Paikea Oliver 1922, Ziphius (Dolichodon) Gray 1866

Full reference: P. Gervais. 1850. Memoire sur la Famille des cetaces Ziphioides, et plus particulierment sur le Ziphius cavirostris de la Mediterranee. Annales des Sciences Naturales. Partie Zoologique 14:5-17

Parent taxon: Hyperoodontinae according to B. Ramassamy 2016

See also Abel 1905, Abel 1919, Agnarsson and May-Collado 2008, Barnes 1977, Bianucci et al. 2007, Bianucci et al. 2010, Bianucci and Landini 2002, Carroll 1988, Cioppi 2014, Cope 1890, Dalebout et al. 2002, Damarco 2014, Ellerman and Morrisson-Scott 1951, Flores 1895, Fordyce and de Muizon 2001, Fraser and Purves 1960, Geisler et al. 2011, Geisler and Sanders 2003, Gill 1871, Gill 1872, Gray 1846, Gray 1863, Gray 1865, Gray 1866, Gray 1868, Hay 1930, Hershkovitz 1961, Hershkovitz 1966, Huxley 1864, Kasuya 1973, Kellogg 1928, Lambert 2005, Lambert et al. 2009, Lambert et al. 2018, Lambert and Louwye 2016, Lambert et al. 2013, Loughlin and Perez 1985, Lydekker 1887, Manganelli and Benocci 2014, Marx et al. 2016, McKenna and Bell 1997, Mead and Brownell 2005, Moore 1968, Morgan 1994, Muizon 1991, Newton 1891, Norman and Mead 2001, Oliver 1922, Owen 1870, Palmer 1904, Pictet 1853, Pilleri 1987, Pilleri and Pilleri 1982, Portis 1925, Rice 1998, Scheffer and Rice 1963, Sepkoski 2002, Sherman 1952, Simpson 1945, Trouessart 1898, Trouessart 1904, Turner 1912, Uhen et al. 2008, Vidal 1991, Weber 1928, Whitmore and Kaltenbach 2008 and Zittel 1925

Sister taxa: Africanacetus, Globicetus, Hyperoodon, Ihlengesi, Imocetus, Indopacetus, Khoikhoicetus, Tusciziphius

Subtaxa: Mesoplodon bidens Mesoplodon bononiensis Mesoplodon bowdoini Mesoplodon carlhubbsi Mesoplodon danconae Mesoplodon densirostris Mesoplodon europaeus Mesoplodon ginkgodens Mesoplodon grayi Mesoplodon hectori Mesoplodon hotaula Mesoplodon lawleyi Mesoplodon layardii Mesoplodon longirostris Mesoplodon medilineatus Mesoplodon meneghinii Mesoplodon mirus Mesoplodon perrini Mesoplodon peruvianus Mesoplodon posti Mesoplodon slangkopi Mesoplodon stejnegeri Mesoplodon traversii Mesoplodon tumidirostris Ziphius (Dolichodon) geelongensis Ziphius gibbus Ziphius tenuirostris

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Type: Physeter bidens

Ecology: aquatic piscivore-carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Angola (1 collection), Antarctica (1), Brazil (1), India (1), Japan (5), New Caledonia (1), New Zealand (9), Peru (1), Portugal (1), the Russian Federation (1), South Africa (2), Svalbard and Jan Mayen (1), Tanzania (1), the United Kingdom (2), United States (7: California, Florida, Minor Outlying Islands, North Carolina)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Italy (1)

• Pliocene of Australia (3), Belgium (3), Italy (19), Japan (1), New Zealand (1), the United Kingdom (1), United States (2: Florida, North Carolina)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Australia (1), Belgium (1), Portugal (1), South Africa (2)

• Miocene to Holocene of French Southern Territories (3)

• Neogene of Australia (1), Japan (1), Madagascar (1), South Pacific (4), Southern Ocean (1), United States (1: Virginia)

• Miocene of Italy (2), Japan (1), United States (1: Florida)

Total: 87 collections including 98 occurrences

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