PaleoDB taxon number: 85977
Full reference: G. Bianucci and W. Landini. 2006. Killer sperm whale: a new basal physeteroid (Mammalia, Cetacea) from the Late Miocene of Italy. Zoological Journal of the Linnaean Society 148:103-131
Sister taxa: none
Type specimen: MAUL 229/1, a partial skeleton. Its type locality is Cisterna, which is in a Tortonian transition zone/lower shoreface lime mudstone in the Pietra Leccese Formation of Italy.
Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore
Average measurements (in mm): skull 1480.0 x 745.0