Selva fishing ground: Messinian - Zanclean, Spain

List of taxa
Where & when
Taphonomy & methods
Metadata & references
Taxonomic list
Mammalia - Ungulata - Ziphiidae
Choneziphius leidyi n. sp. Bianucci et al. 2013
1 specimen
aff. Ziphirostrum sp. Du Bus 1868
Tusciziphius atlanticus Bianucci et al. 2013
2 specimens
Beneziphius cetariensis n. sp. Miján et al. 2017
Miján et al. 2017 1 specimen
see common names

Coordinates: 44.2° North, 8.7° West (view map)
Paleocoordinates:44.2° North, 9.1° West
Basis of coordinate:stated in text
Altitude:-500 meters
10 m.y. bin:Cenozoic 6
Key time interval:Messinian - Zanclean
Age range of interval:7.24600 - 3.60000 m.y. ago
Lithology and environment
Primary lithology: phosphorite
Includes fossils?Y
Environment:offshore shelf
Modes of preservation:body,original phosphate
Size of fossils:macrofossils
Collection methods and comments
Reason for describing collection:general faunal/floral analysis
Database number:141838
Authorizer:M. Uhen Enterer:M. Uhen
Modifier:M. Uhen Research group:vertebrate
Created:2013-04-02 01:26:31 Last modified:2016-06-21 16:20:08
Access level:the public Released:2013-04-02 01:26:31
Creative Commons license:CC BY
Reference information

Primary reference:

46079. G. Bianucci, I. Miján, and O. Lambert. 2013. Bizarre fossil beaked whales (Odontoceti, Ziphiidae) fished from the Atlantic Ocean floor off the Iberian Peninsula. Geodiversitas 35(1):105-153 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]

Secondary references:

61254 I. Miján, S. Louwye, and O. Lambert. 2017. A new Beneziphius beaked whale from the ocean floor off Galicia, Spain and biostratigraphic reassessment of the type species. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 62(1):2111-220 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]