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Mesoplodon bononiensis Capellini 1885 (beaked whale)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Ziphiidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 69815

Alternative combination: Dioplodon bononiensis

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 Mesoplodon according to G. T. Lloyd and G. J. Slater 2018

Sister taxa: Mesoplodon bidens, Mesoplodon bowdoini, Mesoplodon carlhubbsi, Mesoplodon danconae, Mesoplodon densirostris, Mesoplodon europaeus, Mesoplodon ginkgodens, Mesoplodon grayi, Mesoplodon hectori, Mesoplodon hotaula, Mesoplodon lawleyi, Mesoplodon layardii, Mesoplodon longirostris, Mesoplodon medilineatus, Mesoplodon meneghinii, Mesoplodon mirus, Mesoplodon perrini, Mesoplodon peruvianus, Mesoplodon posti, Mesoplodon slangkopi, Mesoplodon stejnegeri, Mesoplodon traversii, Mesoplodon tumidirostris, Ziphius gibbus, Ziphius tenuirostris, Ziphius (Dolichodon) geelongensis

Type specimen: Its type locality is Rio Predone, which is in a Pliocene marine horizon in Italy

Ecology: scansorial piscivore-carnivore