Beneziphius brevirostris 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

Belongs to Beneziphius according to I. Miján et al. 2017

See also Lambert 2005 and Ramassamy 2016

Sister taxon: Beneziphius cetariensis

Type specimen: IRSNB ED002-M. 1885, a partial skull. Its type locality is Anvers, which is in a Miocene/Pliocene marine horizon in Belgium.

Ecology: aquatic piscivore-carnivore

Distribution: found only at Anvers

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