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Acrophyseter Lambert et al. 2008 (toothed whale)

Osteichthyes - Odontoceti

PaleoDB taxon number: 131404

Full reference: O. Lambert, G. Bianucci, and C. Muizon. 2008. A new stem-sperm whale (Cetacea, Odontoceti, Physeteroidea) from the Latest Miocene of Peru. Comptes Rendus Palevol 7(6):361-369

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

Sister taxa: Albicetus, Balaenodon, Brygmophyseter, Diaphorocetus, Eudelphis, Ferecetotherium, Kogiidae, Livyatan, Physeteridae, Scaldicetus, Zygophyseter

Subtaxa: Acrophyseter deinodon, Acrophyseter robustus

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Type: Acrophyseter deinodon

Ecology: aquatic carnivore