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Prosqualodon hamiltoni Benham 1937 (toothed whale)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Prosqualodontidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 63456

Full reference: W. B. Benham. 1937. The skull and other parts of the skeleton of Prosqualodon hamiltoni. Transactions of the Royal Society of New Zealand 67(1):8-14

Belongs to Squalodontidae according to R. E. Fordyce and C. D. Roberts 2009

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

Type specimen: OM C.02.08, a partial skeleton. Its type locality is Milburn Quarry, which is in a Chattian carbonate limestone in the Milburn Limestone Formation of New Zealand.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): skull 550.0 x 340.0