Choneziphius Duvernoy 1851 (beaked whale)

Mammalia - Cetacea - Ziphiidae

Alternative spelling: Chonoziphius

Synonyms: Proroziphius Leidy 1876, Protoziphius Leidy 1876

Full reference: M. Duvernoy. 1851. Memoire sure les characteres osteologiques des genres nouveaus ou des especesnouvelles de cetaces vivants out fossiles. Annales des Sciences Naturelles 15:1-71

Parent taxon: Ziphiinae according to B. Ramassamy 2016

See also Abel 1905, Abel 1919, Berta 2017, Bianucci et al. 2007, Bianucci et al. 2010, Bianucci et al. 1994, Bianucci et al. 2013, Bronn 1853, Carroll 1988, Cope 1890, Fordyce and de Muizon 2001, Geisler and Sanders 2003, Gill 1872, Hay 1902, Hay 1930, Kellogg 1928, Lambert 2005, Lambert et al. 2009, Lambert et al. 2013, Lydekker 1887, Marx et al. 2016, McKenna and Bell 1997, Mead 1975, Muizon 1990, Newton 1891, Palmer 1904, Pictet 1853, Pilleri 1985, Pilleri 1987, Sepkoski 2002, Simpson 1945, Trouessart 1898, Trouessart 1904, Uhen et al. 2008, Whitmore and Kaltenbach 2008 and Zittel 1925

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

Subtaxa: Choneziphius chonops Choneziphius leidyi Choneziphius liops Choneziphius macrops Choneziphius planirostris Choneziphius trachops

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Type: Ziphius planirostris

Ecology: aquatic piscivore-carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of the United Kingdom (1 collection)

• Pliocene of Belgium (1), France (1), the Netherlands (1), the United Kingdom (1), United States (2: South Carolina)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Belgium (1), the Netherlands (1), Spain (1)

• Miocene of Belgium (2), the Netherlands (1), United States (1: South Carolina)

Total: 14 collections including 18 occurrences

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