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Hyperoodon Lacepede and Lacepede 1804 (beaked whale)

Osteichthyes - Odontoceti - Ziphiidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 63591

Alternative spellings: Hyperaodon, Hyperodon

Synonyms: Anodon Wagler 1830 (no. 129544), Cetodiodon Jacob 1825 (no. 93888), Chaenodelphinus Eschricht 1843 (no. 129545), Heterodon Blainville 1817 (no. 94001), Lagenocetus Gray 1863 (no. 68905), Uranodon Illiger 1811 (no. 93887)

Full reference: B. Lacepede and Lacepede. 1804. Histoire Naturelle des Cetacees

Parent taxon: Hyperoodontinae according to B. Ramassamy 2016

Sister taxa: Africanacetus, Globicetus, Ihlengesi, Imocetus, Indopacetus, Khoikhoicetus, Mesoplodon, Tusciziphius

Subtaxa: Hyperoodon (Frasercetus), Hyperoodon ampullatus, Hyperoodon planifrons

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Ecology: aquatic piscivore-carnivore