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Tasmacetus shepherdi Oliver 1937 (Shepherd's beaked whale)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla - Ziphiidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 63588

Full reference: W. R. B. Oliver. 1937. Tasmacetus shepherdi: A new genus and species of beaked whale from New Zealand. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, Series B 107(3):371-382

Belongs to Tasmacetus according to B. Ramassamy 2016

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: Wonganui Museum, New Zealand, a skeleton (skull and skeleton). Its type locality is Ohawe Beach, which is in a Holocene coastal horizon in New Zealand.

Ecology: ground dwelling piscivore-carnivore

Average measurements (in mm): skull length 1148.0