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Belemnoziphius prorops Leidy 1876 (beaked whale)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Ziphiidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 69144

Alternative combinations: Dioplodon prorops, Mesoplodon prorops

Full reference: J. Leidy. 1876. Remarks on fossils from the Ashley Phosphate Beds. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 1876:80-81

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

Sister taxon: Belemnoziphius compressus

Type specimen: ANSP 11421, a partial skull (rostrum). Its type locality is Pacific Guano Company, which is in a Zanclean marine marl in the Goose Creek Formation of South Carolina.

Ecology: scansorial piscivore-carnivore