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Xiphiacetus Lambert 2005 (toothed whale)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla - Eurhinodelphinidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 67732

Full reference: O. Lambert. 2005. Review of the Miocene long-snouted dolphin Priscodelphinus cristatus Du Bus, 1872 (Cetacea, Odontoceti) and phylogeny among eurhinodelphinids. Bulletin de L'Institute Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique Sciences de la Terre 75:211-235

Parent taxon: Eurhinodelphinidae according to S. J. Godfrey et al. 2017

Sister taxa: Ceterhinops, Eurhinodelphis, Eurhinodelphis salentinus, Iniopsis, Mycteriacetus, Phocaenopsis, Schizodelphis, Vanbreenia, Ziphiodelphis

Subtaxa: Xiphiacetus bossi, Xiphiacetus cristatus

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore