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Pterocetus Bianucci et al. 2007 (beaked whale)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Ziphiidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 113831

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, Chimuziphius, Dagonodum, Hyperoodontinae, Messapicetus, Nenga, Ninoziphius, Notoziphius, Rhinostodes, Tasmacetus, Xhosacetus, Ziphiina, Ziphiinae, Ziphirostrum

Subtaxa: Pterocetus benguelae

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Type: Pterocetus benguelae

Ecology: ground dwelling piscivore-carnivore