Izikoziphius angustus 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

Sister taxon: Izikoziphius rossi

Type specimen: SAM PQ 3004, a partial skull (partial skull including the rostrum and most of the dorsal surface of teh cranium with the vertex). Its type locality is Izikoziphius type locality, which is in a Miocene/Miocene marine phosphorite in South Africa.

Ecology: aquatic piscivore-carnivore

Distribution: found only at Izikoziphius type locality

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