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Aporotus dicyrtus Du Bus 1868 (beaked whale)

Osteichthyes - Odontoceti - Ziphiidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 64617

Alternative combination: Ziphirostrum dicyrtum

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 O. Lambert 2005

Sister taxon: Aporotus recurvirostris

Type specimen: IRSNB 3808-M.541, a partial skull. Its type locality is Anvers, which is in a Miocene/Pliocene marine horizon in Belgium.

Ecology: aquatic piscivore-carnivore