Tasmacetus shepherdi Oliver 1937 (Shepherd's beaked whale)

Mammalia - Cetacea - Ziphiidae

Full reference: W. R. B. Oliver. 1937. Tasmacetus shepherdi: A new genus and species of beaked whale from New Zealand. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, Series B 107(3):371-382

Belongs to Tasmacetus according to B. Ramassamy 2016

See also Agnarsson and May-Collado 2008, Fordyce 1982, Geisler et al. 2011, Mead and Brownell 2005, Moore 1968, Oliver 1937, Rice 1998 and Scheffer and Rice 1963

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: Wonganui Museum, New Zealand, a skeleton (skull and skeleton). Its type locality is Ohawe Beach, which is in a Holocene coastal horizon in New Zealand.

Ecology: aquatic piscivore-carnivore


• Quaternary of Argentina (1 collection), Australia (1), Chile (1), New Zealand (1), Saint Helena (3), South Africa (1)

Total: 8 collections each including a single occurrence

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