Tusciziphius

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Tusciziphius
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Cetacea
Suborder: Odontoceti
Family: Ziphiidae
Genus: Tusciziphius
Bianucci 1997

Tusciziphius is an extinct genus of ziphiidae cetacean. The distribution includes the Miocene of Portugal and Spain,[1] and Pliocene of Italy and United States. Two species are known: Tusciziphius atlanticus and T. crispus.

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.