Mesoplodon ginkgodens Nishiwaki and Kamiya 1958 (beaked whale)

Mammalia - Odontoceti - Ziphiidae

Synonym: Mesoplodon densirostris Ogawa 1938

Belongs to Mesoplodon according to O. Lambert and S. Louwye 2016

See also Agnarsson and May-Collado 2008, Hershkovitz 1966, Mead 1989, Mead and Brownell 2005, Moore 1968, Rice 1998, Scheffer and Rice 1963 and Vidal 1991

Sister taxa: Mesoplodon bidens, Mesoplodon bononiensis, Mesoplodon bowdoini, Mesoplodon carlhubbsi, Mesoplodon danconae, Mesoplodon densirostris, Mesoplodon europaeus, 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 gibbus, Ziphius tenuirostris, Ziphius (Dolichodon) geelongensis

Type specimens:

  • Mesoplodon ginkgodens: Its type locality is Del Mar, which is in a Holocene coastal horizon in California
  • Mesoplodon densirostris: Its type locality is Oiso Beach, which is in a Holocene coastal horizon in Japan.

Ecology: aquatic piscivore-carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of New Zealand (1 collection), United States (1: California)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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