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Preaulophyseter Caviglia and Jorge 1980 (sperm whale)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Physeteridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 63950

Full reference: S. E. Caviglia and R. E. Jorge. 1980. Preaulophyseter gualichensis Gen. et sp. nov. (Cetacea; Physeteridae), en el Terciario marino de Rio Negro, Republica Argentina. Actas del Segundo Congresso Argentino de Paleontologia y Beoestratigrafia 2:363-370

Parent taxon: Physeteroidea according to L. M. Perez et al. 2011

Sister taxa: Acrophyseter, Albicetus, Aulophyseter rionegrensis, Brygmophyseter, Eudelphis, Ferecetotherium, Hoplocetus, Kogiidae, Livyatan, Physeterida, Physeteridae, Scaldicetus, Zygophyseter

Subtaxa: Preaulophyseter gualichensis

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Ecology: scansorial piscivore-carnivore