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Zarhachis flagellator Cope 1868 (toothed whale)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Platanistidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 63658

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1868. Second contribution to the history of the Vertebrata of the Miocene period of the United States. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 1868:184-194

Belongs to Zarhachis according to A. Boersma and N. D. Pyenson 2016

Sister taxa: Zarhachis crassangulum, Zarhachis tysonii, Zarhachis velox

Type specimen: ANSP 11231, a set of vertebrae (two lumbar and two caudal vertebrae). Its type locality is James T. Thomas estate, which is in a Langhian offshore shelf horizon in the Calvert Formation of Maryland.

Ecology: scansorial piscivore