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Dioplodon senensis Capellini 1885 (beaked whale)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Ziphiidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 68001

Alternative combinations: Mesoplodon (Dioplodon) senensis, Mesoplodon senensis

Full reference: G. Capellini. 1885. Resti fossili di Dioplodon e Mesoplodon. Memorie della R. Accademia delle Scienze dell'Istituto di Bologna 6:289-306

Belongs to Ziphiidae according to G Bianucci 1997

Sister taxa: Anarnacinae, Anoplonassa, Aporotus, Belemnoziphius, Beneziphius, Berardiinae, Caviziphius, Chavinziphius, Chimuziphius, Choneziphiidae, Dagonodum, Eboroziphius, Hyperoodontinae, Messapicetus, Nenga, Ninoziphius, Notoziphius, Pelycorhamphus, Pterocetus, Rhinostodes, Synostodon, Tasmacetus, Xhosacetus, Ziphiina, Ziphiinae, Ziphiopsis, Ziphirostrum, Indopacetina, Tasmacetina

Type specimen: Its type locality is San Casciano dei Bagni, which is in a Pliocene marine horizon in Italy

Ecology: scansorial piscivore-carnivore