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Placoziphius Van Beneden 1869 (sperm whale)

Osteichthyes - Odontoceti - Physeteridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 36813

Full reference: P. J. Van Beneden. 1869. Sur un nouveau genre de ziphioide fossil (Placoziphius), trouve a Edeghem, pres d'Anvers. Memoires de L'Academie Royale des Sciences, des Lettres et des Beaux-arts de Belgique 28:2-12

Parent taxon: Physeteridae according to F. G. Marx et al. 2016

Sister taxa: Aulophyseter, Aulophyseterinae, Hoplocetinae, Idiophyseter, Idiorophus, Kogiopsis, Orca semseyi, Orcopsis, Orycterocetus, Paleophoca, Physeter, Physeter antiquus, Physeterinae, Physeterula, Physodontidae, Physotherium, Scaldicetus lodgei, Ziphioides, Ziphiola

Subtaxa: Placoziphius duboisii

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Ecology: aquatic piscivore-carnivore