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Zarhachis Cope 1868 (toothed whale)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Platanistidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 42950

Alternative spelling: Zarachis

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1868. Second contribution to the history of the Vertebrata of the Miocene period of the United States. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 1868:184-194

Parent taxon: Platanistidae according to T. Kimura 2018

Sister taxa: Araeodelphis, Argyrocetinae, Dilophodelphis, Pachyacanthus, Platanista, Platanistinae, Pomatodelphininae, Pomatodelphis, Tachyrgrhynchus

Subtaxa: Zarhachis crassangulum, Zarhachis flagellator, Zarhachis tysonii, Zarhachis velox

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Type: Zarhachis flagellator

Ecology: scansorial piscivore