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Diaphorocetus Ameghino 1894 (toothed whale)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla

PaleoDB taxon number: 36705

Synonyms: Hypocetus Lydekker 1894 [objective synonym] (no. 64776), Mesocetus Moreno 1892 (no. 64778), Paracetus Lydekker 1894 [objective synonym] (no. 63995)

Full reference: F. Ameghino. 1894. Enumeration synoptique des especes de mammifères fossiles des formations éocènes de Patagonie. Boletin de la Academia Nacional de Ciencias en Cordoba (Republica Argentina) 13:259-452

Parent taxon: Physeteridae according to A. Collareta et al. 2017

Sister taxa: Aulophyseter, Aulophyseterinae, Hoplocetinae, Idiophyseter, Idiorophus, Kogiopsis, Orca semseyi, Orcopsis, Orycterocetus, Paleophoca, Physeter, Physeterinae, Physeterula, Physodontidae, Physotherium, Placoziphius, Scaldicetus lodgei, Ziphioides, Ziphiola

Subtaxa: Diaphorocetus poucheti

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore