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Tasmacetus Oliver 1937 (beaked whale)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Ziphiidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 63587

Full reference: W. R. B. Oliver. 1937. Tasmacetus shepherdi: A new genus and species of beaked whale from New Zealand. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, Series B 107(3):371-382

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

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

Subtaxa: Tasmacetus shepherdi

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Ecology: ground dwelling piscivore-carnivore