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Family Ziphiidae Gray 1850 (beaked whale)

Osteichthyes - Odontoceti

Alternative spellings: Ziphiina, Ziphiini

Invalid subtaxa: Choneziphius coelops Leidy 1876 [nomen nudum], Eboroziphius Leidy 1876 [nomen dubium], Eboroziphius coelops Leidy 1876 [nomen nudum], Hyperoodontidae Gray 1846, Hyperoodontina Gray 1846, Hyperoodontini Moore 1968, Ziphiopsis Du Bus 1868 [nomen dubium], Ziphiopsis servatus Du Bus 1868 [nomen dubium]

Full reference: J. E. Gray. 1850. Catalogue of the Mammalia in the collection of the British Museum, with descriptions of all the species and figures of the genera. Part I. Cetacea

Parent taxon: Eurhinodelphinoidea according to G. Bianucci et al. 2011

Sister taxa: Eoplatanistidae, Eurhinodelphinidae

Subtaxa: Anarnacinae, Anoplonassa, Aporotus, Belemnoziphius, Beneziphius, Berardiinae, Caviziphius, Cetorhynchus, Choneziphiidae, Dioplodon bononiensis, Dioplodon senensis, Hyperoodontinae, Indopacetina, Messapicetus, Nazcacetus, Nenga, Ninoziphius, Notoziphius, Pelycorhamphus, Pterocetus, Squaloziphiinae, Synostodon, Tasmacetina, Tasmacetus, Xhosacetus, Ziphiina, Ziphiinae, Ziphiopsis phymatodes, Ziphirostrum

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Ecology: aquatic piscivore-carnivore