Zygophyseter Bianucci and Landini 2006 (toothed whale)

Mammalia - Odontoceti

Full reference: G. Bianucci and W. Landini. 2006. Killer sperm whale: a new basal physeteroid (Mammalia, Cetacea) from the Late Miocene of Italy. Zoological Journal of the Linnaean Society 148:103-131

Parent taxon: Physeteroidea according to A. Collareta et al. 2017

See also Berta 2017, Bianucci and Landini 2006, Bianucci and Landini 2007, Bianucci and Varola 2014, Marx et al. 2016, Reumer et al. 2017 and Velez-Juarbe et al. 2015

Sister taxa: Acrophyseter, Albicetus, Aulophyseter rionegrensis, Brygmophyseter, Eudelphis, Ferecetotherium, Hoplocetus, Kogiidae, Livyatan, Physeterida, Physeteridae, Preaulophyseter, Scaldicetus

Subtaxa: Zygophyseter varolai

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Ecology: aquatic carnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene to Pliocene of the Netherlands (1 collection)

• Miocene of Italy (1)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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