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Kogia sima Owen 1866 (pygmy sperm whale)

Osteichthyes - Odontoceti - Kogiidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 81904

Alternative combinations: Callignathus simus, Kogia simus, Physeter (Euphysetes) simus

Full reference: R. Owen. 1866. On some Indian Cetacea collected by Walter Elliot, Esq. Transactions of the Zoological Society of London 6(1):17-47

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

Sister taxa: Kogia breviceps, Kogia pusilla

Type specimen: BMNH 1474c-73.6.25.2, a skeleton. Its type locality is Waltair, which is in a Holocene coastal horizon in India.

Ecology: aquatic carnivore

Average measurements (in mm): humerus length 49.0, skull 285.0 x 247.0

Estimated body mass: 32.4 kg based on humerus length