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Choneziphius planirostris.jpg
Choneziphius planirostris fossils
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Cetacea
Suborder: Odontoceti
Family: Ziphiidae
Genus: Choneziphius
Duvernoy, 1851

C. planirostris (Cuvier, 1824) [originally Ziphius] (type)

C. leidyi Bianucci, Lambert, Post, and Mateus, 2013


Proroziphius Leidy, 1876

Choneziphius is an extinct genus of ziphiidae cetacean, with two species known from the Miocene: C. planirostris and C. leidyi.[1][2]


  1. ^ Lambert, O. (2005). Systematics and phylogeny of the fossil beaked whales Ziphirostrum du Bus, 1868 and Choneziphius Duvernoy, 1851 (Mammalia, Cetacea, Odontoceti), from the Neogene of Antwerp (North of Belgium) Geodiversitas 27(3): 443-497
  2. ^ Bianucci G., Miján I, Lambert O., Post K. & Mateus O. 2013. — Bizarre fossil beaked whales(Odontoceti, Ziphiidae) fished from the Atlantic Ocean floor off the Iberian Peninsula. Geodiversitas 35 (1): 105-153.