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Ziphius Cuvier 1824 (beaked whale)

Osteichthyes - Odontoceti - Ziphiidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 36871

Synonyms: Aliama Gray 1864 (no. 102801), Diodon Lesson (no. 121593), Epiodon Rafinesque 1814 (no. 91896), Hypodon Haldemann 1841 (no. 121594), Petrorhynchus Gray 1865 (no. 102711), Ziphiorhynchus Burmeister 1866 (no. 129143), Ziphiorrhynchus Burmeister 1866 (no. 121602)

Full reference: G. Cuvier. 1824. Recherches sur les ossements fossiles 5(1):1-352

Parent taxon: Ziphiinae according to B. Ramassamy 2016

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

Subtaxa: Ziphius cavirostris, Ziphius compressus

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Ecology: aquatic piscivore-carnivore