Zarhachis Cope 1868 (toothed whale)

Mammalia - Cetacea - Platanistidae

Alternative spelling: Zarachis

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1868. Second contribution to the history of the Vertebrata of the Miocene period of the United States. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 1868:184-194

Parent taxon: Platanistidae according to T. Kimura 2018

See also Aguirre-Fernández et al. 2017, Barnes 2006, Berta 2017, Bianucci et al. 2013, Bianucci and Landini 2002, Boersma and Pyenson 2016, Carroll 1988, Case 1904, Cope 1890, Fordyce and de Muizon 2001, Geisler et al. 2011, Geisler and Sanders 2003, Gill 1871, Gill 1872, Godfrey et al. 2017, Gottfried et al. 1994, Hamilton et al. 2001, Hay 1902, Hay 1930, Kellogg 1928, Marx et al. 2016, McKenna and Bell 1997, Muizon 1987, Muizon 1994, Rhoads 1903, Simpson 1945, Trouessart 1898, Trouessart 1904, Uhen et al. 2008, Whitmore 1984 and Zittel 1925

Sister taxa: Araeodelphis, Argyrocetinae, Dilophodelphis, Pachyacanthus, Platanista, Platanistinae, Pomatodelphininae, Pomatodelphis, Tachyrgrhynchus

Subtaxa: Zarhachis crassangulum Zarhachis flagellator Zarhachis tysonii Zarhachis velox

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Type: Zarhachis flagellator

Ecology: aquatic piscivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Germany (1 collection), United States (16: Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Virginia), Venezuela (1)

Total: 18 collections including 19 occurrences

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