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Brygmophyseter shigensis Hirota and Barnes 1995 (toothed whale)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla

PaleoDB taxon number: 88809

Alternative combinations: Naganocetus shigensis, Scaldicetus shigensis

Full reference: K. Hirota and L. G. Barnes. 1995. A new species of Middle Miocene sperm whale of the genus Scaldicetus (Cetacea; Physeteridae) from Shiga-mura, Japan. The Island Arc 3:453-472

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

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: SFM-00001, a skeleton. Its type locality is Hofuku-ji River, which is in a Langhian marine horizon in the Bessho Formation of Japan.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore