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Austrosqualodon Climo and Baker 1972 (toothed whale)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla - Squalodontidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 63211

Alternative spelling: Australosqualodon

Full reference: F. M. Climo and A. N. Baker. 1972. A new shark-toothed dolphin (Cetacea: Squalodontidae) from the upper Oligocene of New Zealand. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand 2(1):61-68

Parent taxon: Squalodontidae according to R. E. Fordyce and C. D. Roberts 2009

Sister taxa: Eosqualodon, Pachyodon, Phoberodon, Portheodon, Squalodon, Squalodon andrewi, Squalodontinae, Tangaroasaurus, Zeuglodon vredense

Subtaxa: Austrosqualodon trirhizodonta

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore