Name: Beneziphius ‭(‬Benedens‭’ ‬ziphius‭)‬.
Phonetic: Ben-e-ze-fye-e-us.
Named By: O.‭ ‬Lambert‭ ‬-‭ ‬2005.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Mammalia,‭ ‬Cetacea,‭ ‬Ziphiidae.
Species: B.‭ ‬brevirostris‭ (‬type‭)‬,‭ ‬B.‭ ‬cetariensis.
Diet: Carnivore/piscivore.
Size: Unavailable.
Known locations: Belgium.‭ ‬Spain.
Time period: Miocene/Pliocene.
Fossil representation: Partial remains of two species.

       Beneziphius is a genus of beaked whale that lived in waters around Europe during the Miocene/Pliocene periods.

Further reading
-‭ ‬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.‭ ‬-‭ ‬O.‭ ‬Lambert‭ ‬-‭ ‬2005.
-‭ ‬A new Beneziphius beaked whale from the ocean floor off Galicia,‭ ‬Spain and biostratigraphic reassessment of the type species.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Acta Palaeontologica Polonica‭ ‬62‭(‬1‭)‬:2111-220.‭ ‬-‭ ‬I.‭ ‬MijŠn,‭ ‬S.‭ ‬Louwye‭ & ‬O.‭ ‬Lambert‭ ‬-‭ ‬2017.


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