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Xhosacetus Bianucci et al. 2007 (beaked whale)

Osteichthyes - Odontoceti - Ziphiidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 113829

Full reference: G. Bianucci, O. Lambert, and K. Post. 2007. A high diversity in fossil beaked whales (Mammalia, Odontoceti, Ziphiidae) recovered by trawling from the sea floor off South Africa. Geodiversitas 29(4):561-618

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

Sister taxa: Anarnacinae, Anoplonassa, Aporotus, Belemnoziphius, Beneziphius, Berardiinae, Caviziphius, Chavinziphius, Choneziphiidae, Dagonodum, Dioplodon bononiensis, Dioplodon senensis, Eboroziphius, Hyperoodontinae, Messapicetus, Nenga, Ninoziphius, Notoziphius, Pelycorhamphus, Pterocetus, Squaloziphiinae, Synostodon, Tasmacetus, Ziphiina, Ziphiinae, Ziphiopsis, Ziphirostrum, Indopacetina, Tasmacetina

Subtaxa: Xhosacetus hendeysi

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Type: Xhosacetus hendeysi

Ecology: aquatic piscivore-carnivore