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†family Choneziphiidae Cope 1895 (beaked whale)

Osteichthyes - Odontoceti - Ziphiidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 71642

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1895. Fourth contribution to the marine fauna of the Miocene Period of the United States. Proceedings of the American Philosphical Society 34:135-155

Parent taxon: Ziphiidae according to L. G. Barnes et al. 1985

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

Subtaxa: none

Ecology: aquatic piscivore-carnivore