Idiophyseter Kellogg 1925 (sperm whale)

Mammalia - Cetacea - Physeteridae

Full reference: R. Kellogg. 1925. Two physeteroid whales from California. Contributions to Palaeontology from the Carnegie Institution of Washington 348(1):1-35

Parent taxon: Physeteridae according to A. Collareta et al. 2017

See also Barnes 1977, Berta 2017, Carroll 1988, Fordyce and de Muizon 2001, Hay 1930, Kazár 2002, Kellogg 1925, Kellogg 1928, Lambert et al. 2008, Marx et al. 2016, McKenna and Bell 1997, Sepkoski 2002, Simpson 1945 and Uhen et al. 2008

Sister taxa: Aulophyseter, Aulophyseterinae, Diaphorocetus, Hoplocetinae, Idiorophus, Kogiopsis, Orca semseyi, Orcopsis, Orycterocetus, Paleophoca, Physeter, Physeterinae, Physeterula, Physodontidae, Physotherium, Placoziphius, Scaldicetus lodgei, Ziphioides, Ziphiola

Subtaxa: Idiophyseter merriami

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Type: Idiophyseter merriami

Ecology: aquatic piscivore-carnivore

Distribution: found only at Templeton (Miocene of California)

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