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Livyatan Lambert et al. 2010 (toothed whale)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla

PaleoDB taxon number: 171201

Synonym: Leviathan Lambert et al. 2010 [replaced name] (taxon 168739)

Full reference: O. Lambert, G. Bianucci, K. Post, C. Muizon, R. Salas-Gismondi, M. Urbina, and J. Reumer. 2010. Corrigendum: The giant bite of a new raptorial sperm whale from the Miocene epoch of Peru. Nature 466:1134

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

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

Subtaxa: Livyatan melvillei

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore