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Mesoplodon ginkgodens Nishiwaki and Kamiya 1958 (beaked whale)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla - Ziphiidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 82031

Synonym: Mesoplodon densirostris Ogawa 1938 (taxon 142148)

Belongs to Mesoplodon according to O. Lambert and S. Louwye 2016

Sister taxa: Mesoplodon bidens, Mesoplodon bononiensis, Mesoplodon bowdoini, Mesoplodon carlhubbsi, Mesoplodon danconae, Mesoplodon densirostris, Mesoplodon europaeus, Mesoplodon grayi, Mesoplodon hectori, Mesoplodon hotaula, Mesoplodon lawleyi, Mesoplodon layardii, Mesoplodon longirostris, Mesoplodon medilineatus, Mesoplodon meneghinii, Mesoplodon mirus, Mesoplodon perrini, Mesoplodon peruvianus, Mesoplodon posti, Mesoplodon slangkopi, Mesoplodon stejnegeri, Mesoplodon traversii, Mesoplodon tumidirostris, Ziphius gibbus, Ziphius tenuirostris, Ziphius (Dolichodon) geelongensis

Type specimens:

  • Mesoplodon ginkgodens: Its type locality is Del Mar, which is in a Holocene coastal horizon in California
  • Mesoplodon densirostris: Its type locality is Oiso Beach, which is in a Holocene coastal horizon in Japan.

Ecology: ground dwelling piscivore-carnivore