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Hyperoodon ampullatus Forster 1770 (beaked whale)

Osteichthyes - Odontoceti - Ziphiidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 64551

Alternative combinations: Balaena ampullata, Lagenocetus latifrons

Synonyms: Delphinus diodon Lacepede and Lacepede 1804 (no. 91919), Delphinus hunteri Gray 1846 (no. 113190), Hyperodon butskopf Lacepede and Lacepede 1804 (no. 102798), Hyperoodon borealis Nilsson 1820 (no. 142762), Hyperoodon butskopf Lacepede and Lacepede 1804 (no. 91923), Hyperoodon butzkopf Lacepede and Lacepede 1804 (no. 136973), Hyperoodon hunteri Gray 1846 (no. 93998), Hyperoodon latifrons Gray 1846 (no. 93893), Hyperoodon rostratum Wesamel 1840 (no. 93889), Hyperoodon rostratus Wesamel 1840 (no. 104100)

Belongs to Hyperoodon according to B. Ramassamy 2016

Sister taxa: Hyperoodon (Frasercetus), Hyperoodon planifrons

Type specimens:

  • Hyperoodon ampullatus: Its type locality is Maldon, which is in a Holocene coastal horizon in the United Kingdom
  • Delphinus diodon:
  • Delphinus hunteri:
  • Hyperoodon borealis:
  • Hyperoodon butskopf:
  • Hyperoodon latifrons:
  • Hyperoodon rostratum:

Ecology: aquatic piscivore-carnivore