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Brygmophyseter Kimura et al. 2006 (toothed whale)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla

PaleoDB taxon number: 88808

Synonym: Naganocetus Bianucci and Landini 2006 [replaced name] (taxon 85978)

Full reference: T. Kimura, Y. Hasegawa, and L. G. Barnes. 2006. Fossil sperm whales (Cetacea, Physeteridae) from Gunma and Ibaraki prefectures, Japan; with observations on the Miocene fossil sperm whale Scaldicetus shigensis Hirota and Barnes, 1995. Bulletin of the Gunma Museum of Natural History 10:1-23

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

Sister taxa: Acrophyseter, Albicetus, Aulophyseter rionegrensis, Eudelphis, Ferecetotherium, Hoplocetus, Kogiidae, Livyatan, Physeterida, Physeteridae, Preaulophyseter, Scaldicetus, Zygophyseter

Subtaxa: Brygmophyseter shigensis

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore