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Zygophyseter Bianucci and Landini 2006 (toothed whale)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla

PaleoDB taxon number: 85976

Full reference: G. Bianucci and W. Landini. 2006. Killer sperm whale: a new basal physeteroid (Mammalia, Cetacea) from the Late Miocene of Italy. Zoological Journal of the Linnaean Society 148:103-131

Parent taxon: Physeteroidea according to A. Collareta et al. 2017

Sister taxa: Acrophyseter, Albicetus, Aulophyseter rionegrensis, Brygmophyseter, Eudelphis, Ferecetotherium, Hoplocetus, Kogiidae, Livyatan, Physeterida, Physeteridae, Preaulophyseter, Scaldicetus

Subtaxa: Zygophyseter varolai

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Ecology: scansorial insectivore