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Brygmophyseter Kimura et al. 2006 (toothed whale)

Osteichthyes - Odontoceti

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 F. G. Marx et al. 2016

Sister taxa: Acrophyseter, Albicetus, Balaenodon, Diaphorocetus, Eudelphis, Ferecetotherium, Kogiidae, Livyatan, Physeteridae, Scaldicetus, Zygophyseter

Subtaxa: Brygmophyseter shigensis

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Ecology: aquatic carnivore