Ninoziphius platyrostris Muizon 1983 (beaked whale)

Mammalia - Cetacea - Ziphiidae

Full reference: C. Muizon. 1983. Un Ziphiidae nouveau du Pliocene inferieur de Perou. Comptes rendus de l'Academic des Sciences Paris Serie II 297:85-88

Belongs to Ninoziphius according to B. Ramassamy 2016

See also Geisler et al. 2011, Muizon 1983, Uhen et al. 2008 and Whitmore and Kaltenbach 2008

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: SAS 941, a partial skeleton. Its type locality is Sud-Sacaco West (SAS) horizon), which is in a Messinian foreshore siltstone in the Pisco Formation of Peru.

Ecology: aquatic piscivore-carnivore


• Pliocene of United States (3: Florida, North Carolina collections)

• Hemphillian of United States (2: Florida)

• Miocene to Pliocene of United States (1: Florida)

• Miocene of Peru (1), United States (2: North Carolina, Virginia)

Total: 9 collections including 10 occurrences

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