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
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: ground dwelling piscivore-carnivore