PaleoDB taxon number: 171202
Alternative combination: Leviathan melvillei
Full reference: O. Lambert, G. Bianucci, K. Post, C. Muizon, R. Salas-Gismondi, M. Urbina, and J. Reumer. 2010. The giant bite of a new raptorial sperm whale from the Miocene epoch of Peru. Nature 466:105-108
Sister taxa: none
Type specimen: MUSM 1676, a partial skull. Its type locality is Cerro Colorado (Pisco, Miocene), which is in a Tortonian coastal horizon in the Pisco Formation of Peru.
Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore
Average measurements (in mm): skull 2940.0 x 1970.0