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Choneziphius Duvernoy 1851 (beaked whale)

Osteichthyes - Odontoceti - Ziphiidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 36695

Alternative spelling: Chonoziphius

Synonyms: Proroziphius Leidy 1876 (no. 36830), Protoziphius Leidy 1876 (no. 42952)

Full reference: M. Duvernoy. 1851. Memoire sure les characteres osteologiques des genres nouveaus ou des especesnouvelles de cetaces vivants out fossiles. Annales des Sciences Naturelles 15:1-71

Parent taxon: Ziphiinae according to B. Ramassamy 2016

Sister taxa: Berardini, Cetorhynchus, Izikoziphius, Nazcacetus, Ziphius

Subtaxa: Choneziphius chonops, Choneziphius leidyi, Choneziphius liops, Choneziphius macrops, Choneziphius planirostris, Choneziphius trachops

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Ecology: aquatic piscivore-carnivore