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Aulophyseter Kellogg 1927 (sperm whale)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla - Physeteridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 36673

Alternative spellings: Auiophyseter, Auiophyster

Full reference: R. Kellogg. 1927. Study of the skull of a fossil sperm-whale from the Temblor Miocene of Southern California. Contributions to Palaeontology from the Carnegie Institution of Washington 3-24

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

Sister taxa: Aulophyseterinae, Diaphorocetus, Hoplocetinae, Idiophyseter, Idiorophus, Kogiopsis, Orca semseyi, Orcopsis, Orycterocetus, Paleophoca, Physeter, Physeterinae, Physeterula, Physodontidae, Physotherium, Placoziphius, Scaldicetus lodgei, Ziphioides, Ziphiola

Subtaxa: Aulophyseter mediatlanticus, Aulophyseter morricei

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Ecology: ground dwelling piscivore-carnivore