Imocetus

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Imocetus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Cetacea
Suborder: Odontoceti
Family: Ziphiidae
Genus: Imocetus
Bianucci et al. 2013

Imocetus is an extinct genus of ziphiidae cetacean, with one species, G. piscatus, from the Miocene of Portugal and Spain.[1] The etimology is after imum that means "ocean floor", and cetus that means "whale". Piscatus means "fished".

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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.