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Africanacetus Bianucci et al. 2007 (beaked whale)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla - Ziphiidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 113824

Full reference: G. Bianucci, O. Lambert, and K. Post. 2007. A high diversity in fossil beaked whales (Mammalia, Odontoceti, Ziphiidae) recovered by trawling from the sea floor off South Africa. Geodiversitas 29(4):561-618

Parent taxon: Hyperoodontinae according to F. G. Marx et al. 2016

Sister taxa: Globicetus, Hyperoodon, Ihlengesi, Imocetus, Indopacetus, Khoikhoicetus, Mesoplodon, Tusciziphius

Subtaxa: Africanacetus ceratopsis, Africanacetus gracilis

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Ecology: ground dwelling piscivore-carnivore