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Odobenocetops peruvianus Muizon 1993 (toothed whale)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla - Odobenocetopsidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 62923

Full reference: C. Muizon. 1993. Walrus-like feeding adaptation in a new cetacean from the Pliocene of Peru. Nature 365:745-748

Belongs to Odobenocetops according to C. Muizon 2002

Sister taxon: Odobenocetops leptodon

Type specimen: Its type locality is Sud-Sacaco West (SAS) horizon), which is in a Messinian foreshore siltstone in the Pisco Formation of Peru

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Average measurements (in mm): skull 457.0 x 308.0