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Lamprolithax Kellogg 1931 (toothed whale)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla

PaleoDB taxon number: 36747

Alternative spelling: Lamprolitax

Full reference: R. Kellogg. 1931. Pelagic mammals of the Temblor Formation of the Kern River region, California. Proceedings of the California Academy of Science 19(12):217-397

Parent taxon: Kentriodontidae according to E. Cioppi 2014

Sister taxa: Heterodelphis, Kampholophinae, Kampholophos, Kentriodon, Kentriodontinae, Lophocetinae, Microphocaena, Pithanodelphininae, Portheus patagonicus, Rudicetus, Wimahl

Subtaxa: Lamprolithax annectens, Lamprolithax simulans

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Type: Lamprolithax simulans

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore