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Idiophyseter Kellogg 1925 (sperm whale)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla - Physeteridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 36731

Full reference: R. Kellogg. 1925. Two physeteroid whales from California. Contributions to Palaeontology from the Carnegie Institution of Washington 348(1):1-35

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

Sister taxa: Aulophyseter, Aulophyseterinae, Diaphorocetus, Hoplocetinae, Idiorophus, Kogiopsis, Orca semseyi, Orcopsis, Orycterocetus, Paleophoca, Physeter, Physeterinae, Physeterula, Physodontidae, Physotherium, Placoziphius, Scaldicetus lodgei, Ziphioides, Ziphiola

Subtaxa: Idiophyseter merriami

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Type: Idiophyseter merriami

Ecology: ground dwelling piscivore-carnivore