Gateway to the Paleobiology Database
Aulophyseter Kellogg 1927 (sperm whale)

Osteichthyes - Odontoceti - Physeteridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 36673

Alternative spelling: Auiophyster

Full reference: R. Kellogg. 1927. Study of the skull of a fossil sperm-whale from the Temblor Miocene of Southern California. Contributions to Palaeontology from the Carnegie Institution of Washington 3-24

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

Sister taxa: Aulophyseterinae, Hoplocetinae, Idiophyseter, Idiorophus, Kogiopsis, Orca semseyi, Orcopsis, Orycterocetus, Paleophoca, Physeter, Physeter antiquus, Physeterinae, Physeterula, Physodontidae, Physotherium, Placoziphius, Scaldicetus lodgei, Ziphioides, Ziphiola

Subtaxa: Aulophyseter mediatlanticus, Aulophyseter morricei, Aulophyseter rionegrensis

View classification

Ecology: aquatic piscivore-carnivore