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Kogia Gray 1846 (pygmy sperm whale)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla - Kogiidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 36744

Synonyms: Callignathus Gill 1871 (no. 69330), Cogia Wallace 1876 (no. 112488), Euphysetes Wall 1851 (no. 102366), Physeter (Euphysetes) Wall 1851 (no. 103700)

Full reference: J. E. Gray. 1846. On the cetaceous animals. The zoology of the voyage of H. M. S. Erebus and Terror, under the command of Capt. Sir J. C. Ross, R. N., F. R. S., during the years 1839 to 1843 1 & 2:1-53

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

Sister taxa: Koristocetus, Nanokogia, Praekogia

Subtaxa: Kogia breviceps, Kogia pusilla, Kogia sima

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Type: Kogia breviceps

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore