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Champsodelphis macrospondylus Abel 1905 (toothed whale)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla

PaleoDB taxon number: 124819

Alternative combination: Acrodelphis macrospondylus

Full reference: O. Abel. 1905. Les Odontocètes du Boldérien (Miocène Supérieur) D'Anvers. Mémoires du Musée royal D'Histoire Naturelle de Belgique 3:1-155

Belongs to Champsodelphis according to R. E. Fordyce and C. de Muizon 2001

Sister taxa: Champsodelphis acutus, Champsodelphis bessarabicus, Champsodelphis denticulatus, Champsodelphis dubius, Champsodelphis euxinicus, Champsodelphis italicus, Champsodelphis karreri, Champsodelphis krahuletzi, Champsodelphis letochae, Champsodelphis lophogenius, Champsodelphis macrogenius

Type specimen: Its type locality is Anvers, which is in a Miocene/Pliocene marine horizon in Belgium

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore