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Physeterula Van Beneden 1877 (sperm whale)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla - Physeteridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 36808

Full reference: P. J. Van Beneden. 1877. Note sur un Cachalot nain du crag d'Anvers, Physeterula dubussi. Bulletins de L'académie Royal des Sciences, des Lettres et des Beaux-Arts 64:851-856

Parent taxon: Physeteridae according to A. Collareta et al. 2017

Sister taxa: Aulophyseter, Aulophyseterinae, Diaphorocetus, Hoplocetinae, Idiophyseter, Idiorophus, Kogiopsis, Orca semseyi, Orcopsis, Orycterocetus, Paleophoca, Physeter, Physeterinae, Physodontidae, Physotherium, Placoziphius, Scaldicetus lodgei, Ziphioides, Ziphiola

Subtaxa: Physeterula dubusi, Physeterula neolassicus

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Type: Physeterula dubusii

Ecology: ground dwelling piscivore-carnivore