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Hoplocetus curvidens Gervais 1852 (sperm whale)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Physeteridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 69223

Full reference: P. Gervais. 1852. Zoologie et Paléontologie Françaises (Animaux Vertébrés) ou Nouvelles Recherches sur les Animaux Vivants et Fossiles de la France [French Zoology and Paleontology (Vertebrate Animals) or New Research on the Living and Fossil Animals of France] 1–3:1-274+

Belongs to Hoplocetus according to O. Hampe 2006

Sister taxa: Hoplocetus borgerhoutensis, Hoplocetus crassidens, Hoplocetus ritzi

Type specimen: no number, a tooth. Its type locality is Montpellier, which is in a Zanclean marine sandstone in the Sables Gryphaea virleti Formation of France.

Ecology: ground dwelling piscivore-carnivore