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Physeterula

Physeterula was a prehistoric close relative of the sperm whale from the Miocene. Its fossils have been found in Europe and the United States.[1]

This large species is the most stemward physeterid, retaining functional upper teeth lacking enamel.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://paleodb.org/cgi-bin/bridge.pl?a=basicTaxonInfo&taxon_no=36808
  2. ^ Sperm whales from the Miocene of the North Sea: a re-appraisal - Author(s) LAMBERT Olivier
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