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Mesoplodon bowdoini Andrews 1908 (beaked whale)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Ziphiidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 81915

Belongs to Mesoplodon according to O. Lambert and S. Louwye 2016

Sister taxa: Mesoplodon bidens, Mesoplodon carlhubbsi, Mesoplodon densirostris, Mesoplodon europaeus, Mesoplodon ginkgodens, Mesoplodon grayi, Mesoplodon hectori, Mesoplodon hotaula, Mesoplodon layardii, Mesoplodon longirostris, Mesoplodon mirus, Mesoplodon perrini, Mesoplodon peruvianus, Mesoplodon posti, Mesoplodon slangkopi, Mesoplodon stejnegeri, Mesoplodon traversii, Mesoplodon tumidirostris

Type specimen: AMNH 35027, a skeleton. Its type locality is Brighton Beach, which is in a Holocene coastal horizon in New Zealand.

Ecology: ground dwelling piscivore-carnivore

Average measurements (in mm): skull 800.0 x 376.0