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Family Kogiidae Miller 1923 (pygmy sperm whale)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla

PaleoDB taxon number: 53256

Full reference: G. S. Miller. 1923. The telescoping of the cetacean skull. Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections 76(5):1-70

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

Sister taxa: Acrophyseter, Albicetus, Aulophyseter rionegrensis, Brygmophyseter, Eudelphis, Ferecetotherium, Hoplocetus, Livyatan, Physeterida, Physeteridae, Preaulophyseter, Scaldicetus, Zygophyseter

Subtaxa: Aprixokogia, Kogiinae, Scaphokogiinae, Thalassocetus

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore