Caviziphius Bianucci and Post 2005 (beaked whale)

Mammalia - Cetacea - Ziphiidae

Full reference: G. Bianucci and K. Post. 2005. Caviziphius altirostris, a new beaked whale from the Miocene southern North Sea basin. Deinsea 11:1-6

Parent taxon: Ziphiidae according to F. G. Marx et al. 2016

See also Berta 2017, Bianucci et al. 2007, Bianucci et al. 2013 and Bianucci and Post 2005

Sister taxa: Anarnacinae, Anoplonassa, Aporotus, Belemnoziphius, Beneziphius, Berardiinae, 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: Caviziphius altirostris

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Type: Caviziphius altirostris

Ecology: aquatic piscivore-carnivore

Distribution:

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

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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