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Physeter antiquus Gervais 1849 (sperm whale)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla - Physeteridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 136970

Full reference: P. Gervais. 1849. Sur la repartition des mammiferes fossiles entre les differents etages tertiaires qui concourent a former le sol de la France. C. R. Acad. Scie 28(21):643-647

Belongs to Physeter according to L. Joleaud 1906

Sister taxa: Physeter macrocephalus, Physeter vetus

Type specimen: Its type locality is Montpellier, which is in a Zanclean marine sandstone in the Sables Gryphaea virleti Formation of France

Ecology: aquatic carnivore