Izikoziphius Bianucci et al. 2007 (beaked whale)

Mammalia - Cetacea - Ziphiidae

Full reference: G. Bianucci, O. Lambert, and K. Post. 2007. A high diversity in fossil beaked whales (Mammalia, Odontoceti, Ziphiidae) recovered by trawling from the sea floor off South Africa. Geodiversitas 29(4):561-618

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

See also Berta 2017, Bianucci et al. 2007, Bianucci et al. 2010, Govender 2019, Lambert et al. 2009, Lambert et al. 2018, Lambert and Louwye 2016 and Lambert et al. 2013

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

Subtaxa: Izikoziphius angustus Izikoziphius rossi

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Ecology: aquatic piscivore-carnivore


• Pliocene of South Africa (1 collection)

• Miocene to Pliocene of South Africa (1)

• Miocene to Holocene of French Southern Territories (1)

• Miocene of South Africa (1)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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