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Family Ziphiidae Gray 1850 (beaked whale)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla

PaleoDB taxon number: 42951

Alternative spellings: Ziphiina, Ziphiini

Invalid subtaxa: Choneziphiidae Cope 1895 [invalid subgroup] (no. 71642), Dioplodon senensis Capellini 1885 [nomen dubium] (no. 68001), Eboroziphius Leidy 1876 [nomen dubium] (no. 36710), Mesoplodon (Dioplodon) senensis Capellini 1885 [nomen dubium] (no. 113039), Mesoplodon senensis Capellini 1885 [nomen dubium] (no. 69825), Pelycorhamphus Cope 1895 [nomen dubium] (no. 63940), Synostodon Vanden Broeck 1874 [invalid subgroup] (no. 100514), Ziphiopsis Du Bus 1868 [nomen dubium] (no. 64618)

Full reference: J. E. Gray. 1850. Catalogue of the Mammalia in the collection of the British Museum, with descriptions of all the species and figures of the genera. Part I. Cetacea 1-153

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

Sister taxon: Eurhinodelphinidae

Subtaxa: Anarnacinae, Anoplonassa, Aporotus, Belemnoziphius, Beneziphius, Berardiinae, Caviziphius, Chavinziphius, Chimuziphius, Dagonodum, Hyperoodontinae, Messapicetus, Nenga, Ninoziphius, Notoziphius, Pterocetus, Rhinostodes, Tasmacetus, Xhosacetus, Ziphiina, Ziphiinae, Ziphirostrum

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Ecology: ground dwelling piscivore-carnivore