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Schizodelphis Gervais 1861 (toothed whale)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla - Eurhinodelphinidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 36848

Synonyms: Cyrtodelphis Abel 1900 [objective synonym] (no. 36698), Platyrhynchus Van Beneden 1876 (no. 63741)

Full reference: P. Gervais. 1861. Sur différents espèces de vertébrés fossiles observées pour la plupart dans le Midi de la France [On different species of vertebrate fossils observed mostly in the South of France]. Académie des Sciences et Lettres de Montpellier, Mémoires de la Section des Sciences 5:117-132

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

Sister taxa: Ceterhinops, Eurhinodelphis, Eurhinodelphis salentinus, Iniopsis, Mycteriacetus, Phocaenopsis, Vanbreenia, Xiphiacetus, Ziphiodelphis

Subtaxa: Aulacodelphis, Schizodelphis barnesi, Schizodelphis bogatshowi, Schizodelphis compressus, Schizodelphis morckhoviensis, Schizodelphis planus, Schizodelphis squalodontoides, Schizodelphis sulcatus

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore