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Beneziphius Lambert 2005 (beaked whale)

Osteichthyes - Odontoceti - Ziphiidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 69621

Full reference: O. Lambert. 2005. Systematics and phylogeny of the fossil beaked whales Ziphirostrum du Bus, 1868 and Choneziphius Duvernoy, 1851 (Mammalia, Cetacea, Odontoceti), from the Neogene of Antwerp (North of Belgium). Geodiversitas 27(3):443-497

Parent taxon: Ziphiidae according to I. MijŠn et al. 2017

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

Subtaxa: Beneziphius brevirostris, Beneziphius cetariensis

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Type: Beneziphius brevirostris

Ecology: aquatic piscivore-carnivore