Kogia sima Owen 1866 (dwarf sperm whale)

Mammalia - Cetacea - Kogiidae

Alternative combinations: Callignathus simus, Kogia simus, Physeter (Euphysetes) simus

Full reference: R. Owen. 1866. On some Indian Cetacea collected by Walter Elliot, Esq. Transactions of the Zoological Society of London 6(1):17-47

Belongs to Kogia according to J. Velez-Juarbe et al. 2015

See also Agnarsson and May-Collado 2008, Barnes 1977, Bloodworth and Odell 2008, Gill 1871, Hershkovitz 1966, Mead and Brownell 2005, Nagorsen 1985, Rice 1998, Schulte 1937 and Vidal 1991

Sister taxa: Kogia breviceps, Kogia pusilla

Type specimen: BMNH 1474c-, a skeleton. Its type locality is Waltair, which is in a Holocene coastal horizon in India.

Ecology: aquatic carnivore


• Quaternary of India (1 collection), New Caledonia (3)

• Pliocene of Italy (1)

Total: 5 collections each including a single occurrence

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