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Placoziphius duboisii Van Beneden 1869 (sperm whale)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla - Physeteridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 64465

Alternative combination: Placoziphius duboisi

Full reference: P. J. Van Beneden. 1869. Sur un nouveau genre de ziphioide fossil (Placoziphius), trouve a Edeghem, pres d'Anvers. Memoires de L'Academie Royale des Sciences, des Lettres et des Beaux-arts de Belgique 28:2-12

Belongs to Placoziphius according to J. Velez-Juarbe et al. 2015

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: IRSNB M.530, a partial skull (IRSNB M.530). Its type locality is Edegem, which is in an Aquitanian/Burdigalian marine sandstone in the Berchem Formation of Belgium.

Ecology: ground dwelling piscivore-carnivore