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Belemnoziphius compressus Huxley 1864 (beaked whale)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Ziphiidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 64702

Alternative combinations: Dioplodon compressior, Dioplodon compressus, Mesoplodon compressus

Full reference: T. H. Huxley. 1864. On the cetacean fossils termed Ziphius by Cuvier, with a notice of a new species (Belemnoziphius compressus) from the Red Crag. Proceedings of the Geological Society 20:388-396

Belongs to Belemnoziphius according to M. D. Uhen et al. 2008

Sister taxon: Belemnoziphius prorops

Type specimen: Its type locality is Blackheath, which is in a Piacenzian foreshore horizon in the Red Crag Formation of the United Kingdom

Ecology: scansorial piscivore-carnivore