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Hoplocetus Gervais 1852 (sperm whale)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Physeteridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 36728

Alternative spelling: Haplocetus

Full reference: P. Gervais. 1852. Zoologie et Paléontologie Françaises (Animaux Vertébrés) ou Nouvelles Recherches sur les Animaux Vivants et Fossiles de la France [French Zoology and Paleontology (Vertebrate Animals) or New Research on the Living and Fossil Animals of France] 1–3:1-274+

Parent taxon: Physeteroidea according to D. Ormezzano and A. Lanzetti 2014

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

Subtaxa: Hoplocetus borgerhoutensis, Hoplocetus crassidens, Hoplocetus curvidens, Hoplocetus obesus, Hoplocetus ritzi

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Type: Hoplocetus crassidens

Ecology: scansorial piscivore-carnivore