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Kogia pusilla Pilleri 1987 (pygmy sperm whale)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Kogiidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 68219

Alternative combination: Hyperoodon pusillus

Full reference: G. Pilleri. 1987. The Cetacea of the Italian Pliocene 1-160

Belongs to Kogia according to J. Velez-Juarbe et al. 2015

Sister taxa: Kogia breviceps, Kogia sima

Type specimen: IGF 1540 V. Its type locality is Volterra, which is in a Piacenzian coastal claystone/sandstone in Italy.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore