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Piscolithax aenigmaticus Pilleri and Siber 1989 (porpoise)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Phocoenidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 91048

Alternative combination: Piscorhynchus aenigmaticus

Full reference: G. Pilleri and H. J. Siber. 1989. Piscorhynchus aenigmaticus, ein neuer Miozaner Zahnwal aus der Pisco-Formation Perus. Beitrage zur Palaontologie der cetaceen Perus 195-203

Belongs to Piscolithax according to R. E. Fordyce and C. de Muizon 2001

Sister taxa: Piscolithax boreios, Piscolithax longirostris, Piscolithax tedfordi

Type specimen: H. J. Siber collection, Aathal, a partial skeleton (skull and vertebrae). Its type locality is Aguada de Lomas, which is in a Tortonian foreshore siltstone in the Pisco Formation of Peru.

Ecology: scansorial piscivore