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Aporotus recurvirostris Du Bus 1868 (beaked whale)

Osteichthyes - Odontoceti - Ziphiidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 64615

Alternative combination: Ziphirostrum recurvirostrum

Synonyms: Aporotus affinis Du Bus 1868 (no. 64616), Ziphirostrum affinis Du Bus 1868 (no. 100460)

Full reference: B. Du Bus. 1868. Sur differents Ziphiides nouveaux du crag d'Anvers. Bulletins de L'Academie Royale des Sciences, des Lettres et des Beaux-Arts 25:621-630

Belongs to Aporotus according to B. Ramassamy 2016

Sister taxon: Aporotus dicyrtus

Type specimens:

  • Aporotus recurvirostris: IRSNB 3812-M.1887, a skull. Its type locality is Anvers, which is in a Miocene/Pliocene marine horizon in Belgium.
  • Aporotus affinis: Its type locality is Anvers, which is in a Miocene/Pliocene marine horizon in Belgium.

Ecology: aquatic piscivore-carnivore