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Mesoplodon longirostris Cuvier 1824 (beaked whale)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Ziphiidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 64853

Alternative combinations: Belemnoziphius longirostris, Dioplodon longirostris, Mesodiodon longirostre, Mesoplodon (Dioplodon) longirostris, Ziphius longirostris

Synonyms: Belemnoziphius becanii Gervais 1859 (no. 113233), Dioplodon angulatus Owen 1870 (no. 92314), Dioplodon angustus Owen 1870 (no. 92313), Dioplodon becani Gervais 1859 (no. 104101), Dioplodon becanii Gervais 1859 (no. 64743), Dioplodon farnesinae Capellini 1891 (no. 68039), Dioplodon taramelli Pelizzola 1916 (no. 122138), Dioplodon taramellii Pelizzola 1916 (no. 113041), Mesoplodon angulatus Owen 1870 (no. 69819), Mesoplodon angustus Owen 1870 (no. 69820), Mesoplodon antwerpiensis Du Bus 1868 (no. 69817), Mesoplodon becani Gervais 1859 (no. 146623), Mesoplodon becanii Gervais 1859 (no. 69813), Mesoplodon farnesinae Capellini 1891 (no. 68040), Mesoplodon scaphoides Newton 1890 (no. 69829), Rhinostodes antverpiensis Du Bus 1868 (no. 113310), Rhinostodes antwerpiensis Du Bus 1868 (no. 64621), Ziphius angulatus Owen 1870 (no. 69821), Ziphius angustus Owen 1870 (no. 69822)

Full reference: G. Cuvier. 1824. Recherches sur les ossements fossiles 5(1):1-352

Belongs to Mesoplodon according to G Bianucci 1997

Sister taxa: Mesoplodon bidens, Mesoplodon bononiensis, Mesoplodon bowdoini, Mesoplodon carlhubbsi, Mesoplodon danconae, Mesoplodon densirostris, Mesoplodon europaeus, Mesoplodon ginkgodens, Mesoplodon grayi, Mesoplodon hectori, Mesoplodon hotaula, Mesoplodon lawleyi, Mesoplodon layardii, Mesoplodon medilineatus, Mesoplodon meneghinii, Mesoplodon mirus, Mesoplodon perrini, Mesoplodon peruvianus, Mesoplodon posti, Mesoplodon slangkopi, Mesoplodon stejnegeri, Mesoplodon traversii, Mesoplodon tumidirostris, Ziphius gibbus, Ziphius tenuirostris, Ziphius (Dolichodon) geelongensis

Ecology: scansorial piscivore-carnivore