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Ziphius blasii Brandt 1873 (whale)

Osteichthyes

PaleoDB taxon number: 69832

Alternative combinations: Mesoplodon blasii, Mesoplodon blasiusi

Full reference: J. F. Brandt. 1873. Untersuchungen über die fossilen und subfossilen cetaceen Europa's. Mémoires de L'Académie Impériale des Sciences de Saint-Petersbourg, Series 7 20(1):1-372

Belongs to Cetacea according to M. D. Uhen 2500

Sister taxa: Ambulocetidae, Anarnak, Archaeoceti, Archaeocetus, Balaenodontae, Balaenoidorum, Basilosauroidea, Berardiopsis, Berardiopsis pliocaenus, Cetotheriomorphus dubius, Cetotherium priscum, Cetotolites, Globicephalus eocaenus, Loncodelphis, Manatus giganteus, Metasqualodon, Neoballaenidae, Otaria leclercii, Oxypterus, Pachypleurus, Pagiodon, Pagiodon grandis, Pakicetidae, Palaeocetus, Pelagiceti, Pristinocetus, Proteroceta, Protocetidae, Protocetoidea, Remingtonocetidae, Remingtonocetoidea, Rhynchoceti, Tretosphrys, Zeugloceta, Zeuglodon puschii

Type specimen: Its type locality is Taman Peninsula, which is in a Serravallian marine claystone in the Russian Federation

Ecology: aquatic carnivore