Beneziphius Lambert 2005 (beaked whale)

Mammalia - Odontoceti - Ziphiidae

Full reference: O. Lambert. 2005. Systematics and phylogeny of the fossil beaked whales Ziphirostrum du Bus, 1868 and Choneziphius Duvernoy, 1851 (Mammalia, Cetacea, Odontoceti), from the Neogene of Antwerp (North of Belgium). Geodiversitas 27(3):443-497

Parent taxon: Ziphiidae according to I. Miján et al. 2017

See also Berta 2017, Bianucci et al. 2007, Bianucci et al. 2010, Lambert 2005, Lambert et al. 2013 and Marx et al. 2016

Sister taxa: Anarnacinae, Anoplonassa, Aporotus, Belemnoziphius, Berardiinae, Caviziphius, Chavinziphius, Chimuziphius, Choneziphiidae, Dagonodum, Dioplodon senensis, Eboroziphius, Hyperoodontinae, Messapicetus, Nenga, Ninoziphius, Notoziphius, Pelycorhamphus, Pterocetus, Rhinostodes, Synostodon, Tasmacetus, Xhosacetus, Ziphiina, Ziphiinae, Ziphiopsis, Ziphirostrum, Indopacetina, Tasmacetina

Subtaxa: Beneziphius brevirostris Beneziphius cetariensis

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Type: Beneziphius brevirostris

Ecology: aquatic piscivore-carnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene to Pliocene of Belgium (1 collection), Spain (1)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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