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Monodon monoceros Linnaeus 1758 (narhwal)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla - Monodontidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 64546

Synonyms: Ceratodon monodon Pallas 1811 (no. 112482), Ceratodontis ceratodon Brisson 1762 (no. 112474), Monodon microcephalus Lacépède 1804 (no. 112484), Monodon narhval Borowski 1781 (no. 112479), Monodon narhwal Blumenbach 1779 (no. 112481), Narwalus andersonianus Lacépède 1804 (no. 91904), Narwalus microcephalus Lacépède 1804 (no. 91903), Narwalus vulgaris Lacépède 1804 (no. 91902), Tachynices megacephalus Brookes 1828 (no. 112485)

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

Belongs to Monodon according to P. Hershkovitz 1966

Sister taxa: none

Ecology: ground dwelling piscivore

Average measurements (in mm): humerus length 150.0, scapula 228.0 x 270.0, skull 570.0 x 392.1

Estimated body mass: 1.20 tons based on humerus length