Izikoziphius rossi 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

Belongs to Izikoziphius according to G. Bianucci et al. 2007

See also Lambert et al. 2018

Sister taxon: Izikoziphius angustus

Type specimen: PEM N 3265, a partial skull (partial skull including the rostru, the anterior part of the cranium, and the vertex). Its type locality is Southern Africa, offshore, which is in a Miocene/Pliocene marine phosphorite in South Africa.

Ecology: aquatic piscivore-carnivore


• Miocene to Pliocene of South Africa (1 collection)

• Miocene to Holocene of French Southern Territories (1)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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